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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Heater Malfunction in Virginia?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

A hot water heater sits in a garage. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in St. Louis County.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties have been restoring water damage in Virginia for years. Our fast emergency response time saves our customers time and prevents secondary damage in many cases. Water heater maintenance is often an overlooked part of home maintenance. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety offers these tips for inspecting and maintaining your water heater:

  • Inspect your anode rod every two years, or every year once the warranty has expired, to determine if it needs to be replaced
  • Flush water heater tanks every six months to remove any sediment by attaching a garden hose to the valve at the base. For safety, first, turn off the power and run the hot water until it is cool.
  • Get an annual inspection from a plumbing professional, including the shut-off valve and all piping. Signs of broken valves and loose or wet joints and rust are a sign that more severe damage is coming.

Call Us!

You never know if your water heater might blow and flood your home or business, but if it does, Virginia residents can rely on SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties to restore storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-879-6141.

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