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Professional Water Heater Maintenance

Your water heater is a vital appliance and utility for a comfortable, convenient home. Assuming it’s in good condition, it provides you with hot water for all sorts of tasks. But like any mechanical system, it won’t always run at peak efficiency. You can avoid losses in efficiency by investing in routine preventive maintenance. McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling is happy to complete exhaustive water heater maintenance in Springfield to ensure appliances like your water heater are always in the best shape possible.

Your maintenance technician can offer regularly scheduled inspections, cleaning and tune-ups to preserve energy efficiency and consistent performance. Additionally, such comprehensive services are available for both tank and tankless water heaters, although there may be differences in the specific tasks necessary.

Interested in getting the most from your water heater? Get in touch with our maintenance staff by calling 610-649-8080 to schedule an appointment.

What Does Water Heater Maintenance Consist of?

At McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling, it’s important that our maintenance technicians are capable of providing maintenance for both tank and tankless water heaters. These services are designed to improve every aspect of your water heater’s performance. Maintenance often consists of:

Inspections: Our technicians will thoroughly inspect your water heater in case a problem is lurking beneath the surface. Key elements of an inspection can be checking the pressure relief valve, thermostat settings and other components. Minor problems are sometimes fixable during steps like recalibrating the thermostat, which may be necessary if the water isn’t being heated properly.

Cleaning and Draining/Flushing: Sediment buildup in your water heater may reduce its efficiency and eventually cause damage to the unit. Draining the water heater makes it easier to remove any sediment buildup while also letting us clean the burner assembly and other components.

Quick/Minor Repairs: If we identify any issues during the inspection, we can minimize the risk of further trouble by making any needed repairs right then and there. As you can imagine, completing water heater repair now is usually more affordable compared to a full repair appointment.

Replacement Parts: If a part is about to break, we have access to superior replacement parts to ensure your water heater enjoys the same standards of quality. As an example, the anode rod should be replaced every few years since it’s designed to attract mineral buildup like magnesium, iron, limestone and more.

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Four Signs Your Water Heater Could Use Professional Maintenance

Homeowners don’t always see the need for preventive maintenance until there’s a problem severe enough to require repair. If you want to minimize this risk, it’s worth learning the signs that your water heater needs maintenance. Here are some of the signs to look out for:


Insufficient hot water

When your water heater struggles to keep up with demand, it’s a sign that your water heater needs maintenance.


Strange Noises

The sudden appearance of noises like popping or rumbling sounds from your water heater frequently stems from excess sediment, which should be cleaned out.


Leaking Water

If you notice water around your water heater, a leak might have sprung up somewhere, including from the water heater itself.


Foul Odors

Foul smells coming from your hot water heater often start with microorganisms like mold or mildew.

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Schedule Your Water Heater Maintenance Service Today

Investing in routine maintenance now can spare a headache in the future. Schedule water heater maintenance McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling today to enjoy reliable access to plenty of hot water. With the right tools and extensive experience completing inspections and tune-ups, our technicians will sustain stronger performance from your water heater. Schedule your appointment by giving us a call at 610-649-8080 today!

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A complete sense of comfort shouldn’t be out of anyone’s budget. McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling lightens the load with seasonal promotions, discounts and other special offers. These offers help lower costs for key services, new equipment or whatever else you need for your comfort and peace of mind. Check out our current offers for more details on how to save.

Committed to Comfort from the Very Start

While a long history of service is impressive, nothing is more important to customer satisfaction than a dedication to total comfort. McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling considers your peace of mind our top priority, and that hasn’t changed since we first opened our doors. Learn more about our history, and how our communities support us just as much as we support you.