Water Heater Inspection 101: How We Assess Your System

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Getting a water heater inspection ensures that your home’s water heating system remains efficient and safe. During a comprehensive water heater inspection, our qualified technicians will thoroughly examine several critical components that impact your system’s performance and longevity.

Water Heater Inspection 101: How We Assess Your System

In this article, we’ll go over the main components we’ll examine during a standard water heater inspection so that you’ll know exactly what to expect.

  • Tank Exterior: A key area technicians inspect is the physical integrity of the tank itself. We’ll check for rust, corrosion, or leaks that may require repairs or even full replacement of the unit.
  • Interior Anode Rod: This component is essential for preventing corrosion inside the tank, so we always pay close attention to this area during a water heater inspection. If the anode rod shows substantial deterioration, it must be replaced to continue protecting the tank.
  • Sediment Buildup: Excessive sediment in your tank can reduce the heating efficiency, and it may also cause internal tank damage if left unchecked for too long.
  • Pressure Relief Valve: This component prevents the internal pressure from rising to potentially dangerous levels, so you can count on us to make sure it is operating properly.
  • Water Temperature and Quality: During the water heater inspection process, the actual hot water temperature is measured to guarantee it remains at a safe yet efficient level. Our technicians also examine water hardness and mineral content.

A water heater inspection should include a thorough examination of the physical tank, interior components, water quality, safety mechanisms, and its overall functionality. Contact us at Smart Choice Plumbing & Air Conditioning, LLC to learn more about scheduling this annual service for your home.

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