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Maintenance | Water Heater Pros | Sacramento, Ca


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Just two years of lime buildup



The answer to this question is definitely yes.

All water heaters do need proper servicing, typically once every 6-months is recommended by most water heater manufacturers but, that depends on the hardness (mineral content) of your water. Sacramento areas have great water compared to most other areas of the country. Once every 12-18 months may be sufficient in most the Sacramento Areas.


Most Through Water Heater Inspection
  • We provide a through visual inspection of all connections and internal components.

  • We check the age, we recommend replacement if over 11-years old, as most fail at 12-years.

  • We test for proper operation and calibration if necessary (we also listen for unusual noise)

  • We check the serial number for any TSB (technical service bulletins) and perform work if needed.

  • We will flush the tank, 5-minutes or more (not drain).

  • We clean out the gas drip-leg and inspect the gas valve.

  • We removing and clean the burner assembly (must be reassembled correctly).

  • We check for thermal expansion (any bulging of the heater tank or expansion tank if installed).

  • We check the pressure in the expansion tank, (it should match the incoming house pressure).

  • We check the connections for any leakage (water and gas pipe and valves).

  • We calibration desired performance operation (per manufacturer specifications).

  • We check the temperature (using a temperature gauge at the farthest faucet).

  • We test for carbon monoxide leakage at burner components and entire flue vent piping.

  • We inspect the flue vent (for proper alignment & fitting, replace if damage is present).

  • Depending on the age, we check or replace the anode rod once every 3-4 years.

  • We test incoming and outgoing gas pressure (using a manometer)

  • We check for current code requirement violations (safety code updates)

Bet you didn't know?

When water temperatures inside your water heater reach 120 degrees or greater, a rapid separation of minerals in the water settle to the bottom of your tank, it becomes a jelly like form, and this is called acid water or dirty water, because of the high concentrations of minerals, alkaline, sulphates and other caustic minerals. Flushing your water heater on a regular basis removes these concentrations of caustic minerals, adding years of life to your water heater as well as providing you with clean water for bathing, showering, washing dishes, clothes washing etc. not to mention less dryer skin, so be good to your skin and "Flush that tank"


Dry Skin Cure

Dry skin has been known to come from the leaching of mineral deposits (acid water) from your water heater tank while you bathe or shower. 

Call Water Heater Pros, for free advise and helpful hints, 916-344-4500



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