Hot water tanks are one of the most vital components of a home, though many people do not really think of it until something goes wrong. The inconvenience of a malfunctioning water tank often manifests in the form of an uncomfortably cold shower, though it can also disrupt businesses as well, such as in the food industry, where water of varying temperatures is often needed in cooking and processing.
The good news is that hot water tank maintenance tends to be fairly easy and affordable. Unfortunately, many people and businesses do not follow the proper schedule or maintenance recommendations, resulting in unnecessary failures and disruption to the flow of hot water. While perhaps not as costly or extensive as water main repair, this can still be a hassle and inconvenience.
One solution to this problem is to schedule regular maintenance with a licensed plumber, such as Canada Pipe Lining Technologies Ltd. Often, an annual flushing and cleaning is all that is needed to keep a hot water tank in optimal condition. This process clears the system and lets the plumber get rid of sediment and accumulated debris that may have collected in the bottom of the tank. This sediment can cause the tank to prematurely malfunction if left unaddressed.
In addition to cleaning out the tank annually, a plumber can also conduct a basic inspection to see if the hot water tank is still in good shape. This can involve checking all of the water connections and, for gas units, ensuring the pilot light system is operating correctly. The plumber can also spot smaller leaks, and possibly patch or repair them before they turn into larger ones. CPL Tech Ltd offers maintenance and hot water tank repair throughout the Toronto area. Contact us today for your plumbing. Be it your water main’s leak detection, drain or sewer repair or any water system needs.