Commercial Water Heater Maintenance

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Commercial water heaters, though similar in design and process to residential heaters, are much more complicated. Commercial heaters by nature can vary in need from servicing many housing units to one small office. Due to their complexity and size, the commercial heater’s costs are much higher, making regular maintenance a must. Regular service of these water heaters is a worthwhile investment toward the prevention of the cost of replacing them. Call any of our skilled plumbers at Electromatic Refrigeration for any questions regarding maintenance you may have.

Why Perform Regular Maintenance

Just like any other equipment in your business, your water heater needs regular upkeep. Taking the time for preventive maintenance makes good business sense. If your water heater is serviced by inspection and cleaning on a consistent basis, larger repairs can usually be thwarted. By cleaning your tank regularly, a knowledgeable plumber can spot any smaller repairs that may be needed and address them before they turn into larger, costly repairs. If you decide to forego regular preventive maintenance, instead of small repairs here and there, you’ll end up with a large repair that could cost you more in the long run––your business may need to close while the flood is managed or when you have no hot water at all. Then, not only do you have the cost of repairing your water heater, you now have the cost of not doing business and replacing anything that may have been ruined by the water. An even bigger cost is the necessity of replacing the entire water heater. Something that may have been averted with regular maintenance.

Preventive Maintenance Service Agreements

These service agreements are a good thing. A licensed plumber will come to your business and regularly inspect and clean your water heater. We usually recommend an annual appointment, unless there’s something spotted by your plumber that requires a more rigorous schedule. With the variety of water heater models and types on the market today, each recommendation is individual. Your business may have a gas, electric, propane, tank, or tankless water heater. Each comes with its own set of needs. It’s best to have a plumber go over your heater and set up what works best for your model and type.

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair

If you haven’t yet set up regular maintenance on your water heater, it’s best to call a plumber soon to do so. In the meantime, if you notice a bad odor, water leaking, or dirty, lukewarm, or smelly water coming from your tank, you should call a plumber. These are typical signs of a water heater in need of repair. Even if you do have regularly scheduled maintenance appointments, sometimes things just happen. If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your water heater, call one of our plumbers to investigate. These situations rarely work themselves out and usually lead to a bigger problem. Ignoring them will only end up costing you more in the long run.

Having regular maintenance performed on your commercial water heater is a savvy way to protect your investment. Call Electromatic Refrigeration at 206-624-3370 in Kent, WA, to schedule one of our licensed plumbers to come to your business to discuss maintenance on your water heater today.

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