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Schedule Water Heater Maintenance Today!

With cold weather here in Glenview, IL and only expected to get worse, you need hot water for your home to be more reliable than ever. The last thing you need is a water heater that can’t do the job, or worse: one that suffers a serious problem right when you need it the most. The best thing you can do to prevent such a problem is schedule a water heater maintenance session today. Not only will it allow your technician to spot a potential problem before it gets started, but will provide numerous other benefits designed to lower your bills and extend the life of your system. Here’s a quick look at some of the specifics.

Anode Rod

The anode rod absorbs the rust in your water heater and prevents the tank from becoming corroded. It needs periodic replacing, or else your tank will start to rust. Eventually, the corrosion will eat a hole through the tank and/or cause rust flakes to show up in your water. Replacing the anode rod is part of most maintenance sessions and will ensure that you never have to face the rust monster.


We get hard water sometimes in this neck of the woods, which isn’t a huge problem by and large. However, it can often create sediment that builds up in the bottom of the tank, coming between the burners and the water it needs to warm. Not only does that force the heater to work harder to get that hot water to you, but over time it can damage the bottom of the tank, necessitating its replacement. A maintenance session involves draining the tank and clearing out the sediment, ensuring that it doesn’t interfere with the function of the heater.

For these and other benefits to your water heater, call Reliance Plumbing to schedule a maintenance session!

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