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What Is an Anode Rod?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

sunny-plumbersThere are a lot of plumbing fixtures and appliances that you are very familiar with. Your toilet, bathtub, sinks, dishwasher, etc. Your water heater probably does not get the same amount of thought as these fixtures and appliances do, because you are not really interacting with it directly every day, as you do with these others. You should still keep your water heater and its overall condition at the front of your mind, though.

After all, all of the hot water coming from your faucets and into your appliances is heated by this system. One of the best ways to protect your water heater is already in place: the sacrificial anode rod. If you are not familiar with what this phrase refers to, then today’s post is definitely for you. We know what you’re thinking. Why should I care, as long as my water heater works? Well, that is precisely the point. If your anode rod is not doing its job, then your water heater will wind up in, well, hot water!

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

question-markHow does one decide when his or her water heater is ready for replacement? Do you just wait until the water heater breaks down entirely, and your plumber says that there is nothing that can be done? Well, that’s a pretty clear cut case, isn’t it? Sure, but you really don’t want to wait for such an extreme situation to develop before replacing your water heater. Doing so puts you at risk for considerable inconvenience in your day to day life.

We have a few tips to help you to decide when to replace your water heater in Corona, CA, as well as why you may decide to replace a system that is still operational. For most homeowners, the expense of doing so is a considerable investment. Don’t rush into anything, and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions. We are happy to help you decide if a new water heater is right for you.

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