Complete Mechanical, Inc, has your hot water tank service in Bothell. Whether you heat your water with gas or electric, hot water tanks have certain things in common that require periodic maintenance for excellent function.
All water tanks collect sediment. Even the cleanest, most carefully filtered water has a little bit of mineral content. Over time, this sediment will settle to the bottom of the tank and begin to take up space in your hot water tank. Mineral content can also collect on the inside of the tank. Calcification takes up space inside the tank, limiting the amount of water that it can hold. It can also slowly grow across safety valves. Heated water creates a sort of acid that can attack the metal lining of a water tank, weakening it over time.
To help combat this, a device called an anode rod is inserted in each tank. An anode rod is composed of zinc, which will attract any acidity, pulling it away from vulnerable walls. Over time, the rod will decay until it is used up. A hot water tank service will often include flushing the tank to remove sediment and calcification. It certainly includes checking safety valves to make sure that the rubber is good and that the hole has not been coated over with calcification. A new anode rod might replace an old one. The heating device, especially if it includes a pilot light or electric striker are checked, and so are thermostats.
Call Complete Mechanical, Inc., at (206) 337-2360 to make an appointment for your hot water tank service in Bothell today. We are sure that maintenance will improve its efficiency and prolong its life. If your hot water tank has reached the end of its life, we also do installations.