Water Heater Spring Cleaning

Water Heater Spring Cleaning is a basic necessity for homeowners.  It’s important to have Standard Water Heaters flushed out, and inspected to insure proper function.  It’s also important to have a Tankless style Water Heater Flushed and routinely maintained to ensure efficiency and proper function.

Spring Cleaning for a homeowner includes basic maintenance:

As Spring fast approaches, a homeowner knows what that means for their home… it’s time for spring cleaning!  A  Homeowner should think about basic maintenance for the plumbing, appliances, and drains in their home. Some basic inspections and little tasks here and there will ensure a homeowner their home’s plumbing runs trouble-free year round. Carter’s My Plumber offers a full plumbing inspection for a homeowner at a special price of $39. Here are a few a homeowner can look for on their own:

ü  Does the toilet flush first time, and does it stop flushing soon after it’s been flushed?  If not, some of the pieces in the tank are worn or broken. It may necessitate a toilet rebuild, saving both water and aggravation!

ü  Check the water heater. The average age of a water heater is 7-10 years old. If a home’s is older, it is at risk of a failure (and accompanying flood). If the water heater’s not old, but is failing to keep up with a home’s hot water usage, sediment has likely built up in the tank and maintenance is in order.

ü  Check pipes for leaks.  It’s important to check the ones under a kitchen sink, or any pipes seen in a bathroom. If a homeowner can’t see any obvious leaks while running the water, turn it off and see if the water meter keeps running.

ü  Check appliance hoses for signs of wear and tear. A lot of the time, the first thing people know about their appliance hoses being old and worn is when they split and flood the utility room! A homeowner should consider calling a plumber to install some new stainless steel hoses, with an auto shutoff feature for safety measures.

ü  Clean the showerhead and faucet aerators. A homeowner can detach the shower head or aerators and disguard any sediment build up.  Plus, use a cleaner to dissolve any corrosion. The best cleaner is a natural one using baking soda and vinegar to avoid harsh chemicals.

ü  Check your Sump Pump. Sump Pump floats can become lodged, or the pump mechanics can fail.  It’s important to inspect the device to ensure it is operating smoothly especially with Spring Rain Showers fast approaching.

About Jamie Carter, Plumbing Pro:

Jamie Carter is a Licensed Plumbing Contractor in the state of Indiana.  He has been doing plumbing and construction for over 30 years.  He is a Certified Plumbing Engineer through ASPE.  He is a board member for PHCC, a local Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors association.  He is a member of Service Round Table.  .  Jamie graduated from Mechanical Skills Plumbing Trade School and became a licensed Master Plumber and Contractor after high school.  He owns and operates Carter’s My Plumber in Greenwood, Indiana and provides residential service to the Indianapolis market.

Carter’s My Plumber is a local, family-owned, 3rd generation plumbing business located in Greenwood, Indiana, providing plumbing service to the Indianapolis, Greenwood, Whiteland, Franklin, Bargersville, Trafalgar, Mooresville, Wannamaker, Beech Grove and Southport areas.  Carter’s My Plumber has a special menu of services designed to meet the needs of every homeowner to provide a complete solution to their home’s plumbing system.  With over 30 years of plumbing experience, their trained plumbers meet the plumbing need of every residential and light commercial need.

If a homeowner needs further advice or has a question they can contact Jamie direct by sending a tweet to @proplumberjc, or call Carter’s My Plumber to schedule a Spring Maintenance for $39.00.

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