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Professional Water Heater Maintenance

Water heaters are an essential part of any comfortable, convenient home. When working properly, you can expect a reliable supply of hot water for cooking, cleaning and much more. But it’s no different than other appliances, which means it can’t maintain peak efficiency forever.. To get the most from your water heater, consider investing in routine preventive maintenance. McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling can perform comprehensive water heater maintenance in Springfield to ensure appliances like your water heater are always in the best shape possible.

Routine maintenance consists of regularly scheduled inspections, cleaning and tune-ups to sustain energy efficiency and dependable performance. What’s more, our maintenance 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? Contact us today at 610-649-8080 to schedule an appointment.

What Does Professional Water Heater Maintenance Involve?

At McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling, it’s important that our maintenance technicians are capable of providing maintenance for both tank and tankless water heaters. No matter which type you have, maintenance can improve every aspect of how your water heater performs. Maintenance often consists of:

Inspections: Your technician should start with a thorough inspection of your water heater in case a problem is lurking beneath the surface. Some of the most important parts of an inspection are checking the pressure relief valve, thermostat settings and other components. Minor problems are sometimes fixable during steps like recalibrating the thermostat, which is often needed if the water’s temperature doesn’t seem right..

Cleaning and Draining/Flushing: A common reason for a loss in efficiency is the buildup of minerals and sediment inside your water heater. Fully emptying the water heater helps eliminate any sediment buildup while also giving us the chance to clean components like the burner assembly or heating element.

Quick/Minor Repairs: If a problem is discovered during our inspection, it’s the perfect opportunity to go ahead and complete the needed repairs. Needless to say, performing 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. For instance, your water heater’s anode rod should be replaced every few years because it’s designed to collect minerals including 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. To avoid such problems, it’s highly beneficial to become familiar with the signs that your water heater needs maintenance. Here are some of the signs to look out for:


Insufficient hot water

If you’ve noticed your water heater falling behind on a regular basis, 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 often means sediment and mineral buildup should be cleaned out.


Leaking Water

Noticed damp spots near your water heater? A leak might have sprung up somewhere, including from the water heater itself.


Musty or chemical odors

Foul smells coming from your hot water heater may be coming from bacteria or mold somewhere inside.

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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 ensure you’re not suddenly facing a surprise breakdown. With years of experience performing inspections and tune-ups, our technicians will help your water heater live a long and happy life. 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.