- Burned-out elements
- Shorter water heater life expectancy
- Lowered efficiency
- Clogged outlets such as drain valve
- Localized overheating (damages lining or sides of tank)
if you have your water heater serviced regularly, you don't have to worry about figuring out how to do that yourself.
3. Relief Valve Problems
The pressure relief valve is one of your water heater's most important safety features. The sacrificial anode protects the tank from an early grave, but the relief valve keeps it from exploding, which is much more important where health and safety are concerned.
Since this is such a critical feature, checking regularly to make sure it's still in good condition is essential. Your maintenance professional can check the valve to make sure it's in good shape and that it's correctly rated for the type and size of water heater you have, as well as making sure it's not leaking, clogged, or visibly damaged.
These three problems can strike any water heater, but especially one that's not being correctly maintained. Scheduling professional maintenance on a regular basis can help prevent serious safety hazards and more expensive repairs.