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Preparing Your Water Heater for Another Montgomery County Winter

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Montgomery County homeowners are accustomed to winter and the cold and sometimes brutal weather. That makes it important to know about ways to prepare and protect your home, from the frigid temperatures.
Of course, everyone thinks about getting their HVAC ready but oftentimes the plumbing gets overlooked. Aside from covering pipes or leaving a drip going to prevent the need for plumbing repairs, there is more to it than that.
In fact, taking care of your water heater will help ensure that your household still has hot water during the coldest of nights and prevent it from breaking down.

Take Care of Your Water Heater This Winter

While it may seem wasteful and impractical, let’s face the fact that nothing feels quite as amazing on the coldest of winter days as a hot shower or bath. This is especially true after you have just come in from the freezing cold; is there any better reward for shoveling the driveway and restoring feeling to your numb toes and cheeks?
So, how can you ensure that your water heater will even be ready to deliver hot water for you?

  • Keeping components of your plumbing system insulated is always a good idea. This reduces heat loss as water is transported from the tank to its destination. It also makes the work easier for your water heater. Not only does this help guarantee a supply of hot water, it reduces the energy used to create and store this water. Plus, it will help protect your plumbing system all around.
  • Time to give the tank a good cleaning. And by that, we mean flushing out the sediment. Make it part of your fall routine to prepare your water heater by flushing it out, which can be done by a professional or one of the few DIY tasks you may feel comfortable handling.
  • It is a good idea to adjust the temperature setting on your tank. While it may seem to make sense to turn it up so that water stays nice and hot, this can put too much strain on your system. It is a better idea to actually bump it down a couple of degrees. This will reduce the workload on your water heater and lower your energy bills during the colder winter months. As little as 1-2 degrees could make a big difference.

There are plenty of other steps that you can take in order to better care for your plumbing, in general, this winter. Here at Rocket Rooter Plumbing, we are here to provide you with this type of useful information, as well as skilled workmanship for your system.
When it comes to Montgomery County plumbing, call us for superior results. We take great pride in all that we do and that shows in the results that we are able to get every single time.

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So if you are looking for a professional plumbing company, then please call us at 301-424-1141 or complete our online request form.