High Water Pressure
Most Canadian homes don’t realize it, but water pressure can be a big reason for the death of not only your hot water tank, but also other appliances that utilize water. Water heaters work best at a PSI of 80. However, a pressure higher than 80 PSI can cause internal damage to the parts of the water heater. This can lead to leaks and rattling noises.
One of the most common reasons that led to the death of hot water heaters is sediment buildup. Overtime, the bottom of your water tank has a buildup of minerals. This buildup eventually causes a problem when it insulates the anode from the rest of the heater and eventual leads to overheating.
Sediments tend to buildup much quicker with hard water as they are filled with minerals.
Buying the right hot water heater for your home is vital because if you don’t, your home won’t have sufficient hot water. At such moments, when the demand of the household exceeds the amount of hot water the heater can provide, your hot water heater will be worked harder than it was intended to.
This constant pressure will eventually degrade it.
Anodes in the water heater protect it from rusting, however, once they get used up, the rest of the water heater is open to rusting. Ideally, the anodes should be replaced, but if they aren’t, parts of the water heater slowly start rusting.
What’s the number one reason hot water heaters fail? It is neglect. Once a hot water is installed and set, it is never looked at again. This is called neglect. The simple act of checking a hot water heater once a year can reveal many problems that be dealt with before the water heater fails.
It is critical that you maintain your water heater if you don’t want it to fail.
For the best water heater maintenance, you should get your hot water heater checked by professionals. Hot water tanks Edmonton provide professionals who know what they’re doing and consider it a job done only when you say so.