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    December 27, 2019

    Water Heater Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Guests Comfortable

    Christmas time was here, and now it’s gone again until next year. Any family members and friends who stayed over have likely just left, or they will soon. During their stay, you realized that you could have done more to set up your home for them. For example, you could have prepared your water heater for all the showers your guests would take. For next year, and for the next time you have company over, here are water heater maintenance tips to keep your guests comfortable:

    Raise the Temperature on Your Water Heater

    Over time, the temperature of your water heater is lowered, just from everyday use. That’s why water heater maintenance is so important: You could be suffering through lukewarm showers for no reason. It just takes a flathead screwdriver to correct the issue. Turn the temperature to 120 degrees. (However, when you’re not expecting guests, lowering your water heater’s temperature by just five degrees can save you money on your utility bill.)

    Insulate Your Water Heater’s Pipes

    If the pipes to your water heater are cold, then it’s going to take a while for your water heater to heat up the cold water running through them. You can speed up the water heating process by insulating your water heater’s pipes. The water will be a little warmer coming in, and it’ll be a lot warmer going out.

    Insulate the Water Heater Itself

    Take our second tip one step further by insulating your water heater tank in addition to insulating your pipes. The warmer the tank is, the faster the water can be heated. The two go hand in hand. You can purchase your own water heater insulation at Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Amazon.

    Have Your Water Heater Flushed

    We don’t recommend doing this part on your own. It’s easy to make a mistake, and even a small mistake can lead to big consequences. For example, if you don’t remember to turn off the water in your home at the main water shutoff valve, then flushing your water heater could lead to a big flood in your home. Contact a plumbing professional to drain your water heater tank, and then have them remove the sediment that has built up inside it. This is something that occurs naturally over time, and the only thing that can help it is flushing the water heater regularly.

    Why Call Crawford Services

    These water heater maintenance tips to keep your guests comfortable have been brought to you by the experts at Crawford Services.

    If you’re ready to have your water heater flushed or to have other maintenance services performed, then call Crawford Services to schedule an appointment with one of our exceptional call center representatives. If you’re not completely satisfied with the work we perform, we’ll do whatever it takes to make it right. We put our core values over financial transactions. When you work with us, you can expect respect, efficiency, honesty, knowledgeability, profitability, and to have your needs put first.

    We background check and drug test all of our plumbing specialists, you can rest assured that the person coming to flush your water heater is trustworthy, as well as skilled in their field. Call now!