Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Anode Rod Replacement’

The Anode Rod: A Mysterious but Necessary Water Heater Component

Monday, May 28th, 2018

water heater tankOne of the most important plumbing components in your home is one that you likely don’t think about very often—your water heater. This system provides safe, hot water for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and more. Most water heaters do their jobs reliably and quietly, but when problems do crop up they can do so without you noticing. And by the time you notice something is amiss, the problem can progress to the point that your water heater will need replacement.

This is why maintenance is so important. And there is one part of professional water heater maintenance that is especially vital to the functionality of your water heater—checking the anode rod. Not very many people know about this component. It prevents rust in your water heater’s tank, and to do so effectively it needs to be replaced every two to three years by professional Littleton, CO plumbers. Otherwise, your water heater can absolutely require premature replacement.

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The Role of an Anode Rod in Protecting Your Water Heater

Monday, May 29th, 2017

anode-rod-protecting-water-heaterIf someone were to ask you what the most important appliance in your home is, how would you answer? Many homeowners would go with their water heaters—this is a true workhorse in your home, providing you with the hot water needed to shower, wash dishes, do laundry, and much more. And if you’re using the traditional storage tank water heater to do all this, then you depend a lot on a component you may not even be aware of—the anode rod.

The anode rod present in your tank water heater is likely not something you’ve heard of before, but it provides an essential function in protecting your tank water heater from harm. It doesn’t last forever, though, so it’s important that you know what condition yours is in, and whether you should call for Littleton, CO water heater services soon.

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