Complete Mechanical, Inc., has trained professionals to take care of your water heater service in Everett. The other day we ran across an interesting article in This Old House about water heater anodes. Changing out your anode is one of the simple maintenance items that can be part of your water heater service.
First of all, we’d like to explain about anodes and what they do. An anode is a metal bar or tube that is inserted into your water heater. Hot water has a way of corroding and rusting out metal. Even though your hot water heater has been treated on the inside, that hot water slowly nibbles away at the coating and eventually gets to the stainless steel tank. One way to slow down this process is to give the water something else to work on by presenting it with a lesser metal. As time goes along, the anode rod is eaten away by the corrosive action of the water. Or it can get coated with calcium – depending upon your location and water type. When the rod is eaten away or completely coated, it is time to take it out and put in a new rod. Of course, that isn’t the only thing that needs to happen during a water heater service, but it could be an important step toward prolonging the life of your water heater.
If it is time for your water heater service in Everett, give us a call at (206)337-2360, and our trained professional plumbers here at Complete Mechanical will give your water heater its yearly checkup. We’ll try to get ahead of the mineral action inside your water tank so it doesn’t look like the demonstration heater used in the article.