How to Properly Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater

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One of the perks of owning a tankless water heater is not needing to call on a plumber in Mountain Brook, AL as often for repairs. Yet, this doesn’t mean you can forget about water heater maintenance entirely. Plumbing Professionals shares some tips on what you can do to properly maintain your tankless water heater.

Flush Your Tankless Water Heater

A simple step you can take to maintain your tankless water heater in Mountain Brook, AL is to periodically flush the tank. Through regular use, minerals can accumulate along the interior walls of a tankless unit and affect its efficiency. Typically, flushing a tankless water heater involves:

  • Turning the power off
  • Shutting off the flow of water to the tankless system
  • Using purge pipes to drain the system
  • Removing port caps and attaching hoses to water valves
  • Letting the water drain for about 30-45 minutes
  • Removing hosing lines from water valves and putting the port caps back
  • Restarting your system as per the manufacturer’s directions

Do a Vinegar Cleaning

A professional water heater installation in Mountain Brook, AL may ensure that your unit runs efficiently the first few months. But to stay in great condition, your heater needs to be cleaned. When you drain your water heater, get rid of any accumulated lime scale by also adding vinegar to your system. Pour 2 to 2 1/2 gallons of white vinegar to your tankless unit during the draining process to do a vinegar cleaning

Have Your Tankless Unit Professionally Checked

It’s best to have a plumber inspect all key parts of your tankless water heater at least once a year. It’s important to do this since there are mechanical components and other parts that are best accessed and inspected by a professional. Plus, if we encounter any problems, we can promptly provide water heater repair in Mountain Brook, AL.

Plumbing Professionals is the company you can trust for all your water heater needs. And if you’re contacting us about water heater replacement in Mountain Brook, AL, we’ll gladly go over your tankless options if you’re considering an upgrade from a traditional tank.

Our water heater services in Mountain Brook, AL also include new heater installations, routine water heater maintenance for tankless and traditional models, and quality repairs. Contact us today.

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