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Professional Water Heater Maintenance

Your water heater is a vital appliance and utility for a comfortable, convenient home. When working properly, it provides you with hot water for cooking, cleaning and much more. But like any mechanical system, it won’t always run at peak efficiency. You can help keep your water heater in the best possible condition by investing in routine preventive maintenance. Mark Allen offers professional water heater maintenance in Bethel Park to help keep appliances including your water heater in peak condition.

Our team of certified maintenance technicians can provide regularly scheduled inspections, cleaning and tune-ups to preserve energy efficiency and dependable performance. Additionally, such comprehensive services are available for both tank and tankless water heaters, although the specific tasks performed may vary.

Interested in getting the most from your water heater? Call 412-381-2500 to schedule an appointment.

What Does Water Heater Maintenance Consist of?

At Mark Allen, we make sure our technicians are trained on both tank and tankless water heaters. No matter which type you have, maintenance can improve every aspect of your water heater’s performance. Our maintenance checklist can include:

Inspections: Your technician should start with a thorough inspection of your water heater to identify any issues or potential problems. Some of the most important parts of an inspection are checking the pressure relief valve, thermostat settings and other components. Sometimes an issue can be resolved with simple tasks like recalibrating the thermostat, which may be necessary if the water isn’t being heated properly.

Cleaning and Draining/Flushing: A common reason for a loss in efficiency is the buildup of minerals and sediment inside your water heater. Flushing your water heater helps remove any sediment buildup while also making it possible to clean the burner assembly or heating element.

Quick/Minor Repairs: When damage or other issues are found in the course of our inspection, we can minimize the risk of further trouble by making any needed repairs right then and there. Understandably, completing water heater repair now usually costs less than a full repair appointment.

Replacement Parts: When a faulty part needs to be replaced, we only work with superior replacement parts to ensure your water heater continues to function properly. For instance, your water heater’s anode rod should be replaced every few years because it’s designed to attract mineral buildup like magnesium, iron, limestone and more.

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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance

Homeowners sometimes think they won’t have to worry about preventive maintenance until there’s a problem severe enough to require repair. To reduce the risk of surprise problems, it’s worth learning the signs that your water heater needs maintenance. Some key things to look for include:


Insufficient hot water

If you’ve noticed your water heater falling behind on a regular basis, it’s a sign that your water heater needs maintenance.


Strange Noises

The sudden appearance of noises like popping or rumbling sounds from your water heater often means sediment and mineral buildup should be cleaned out.


Leaking Water

Noticed damp spots near your water heater? A leak might have appeared close by, including from the water heater itself.


Musty or chemical odors

Foul smells coming from your hot water heater could be a sign of bacteria buildup in the tank, which requires cleaning.

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Schedule Your Water Heater Maintenance Service Today

Maintenance is always better than dealing with a sudden repair. Schedule water heater maintenance Mark Allen today to enjoy reliable access to plenty of hot water. With years of experience performing inspections and tune-ups, our technicians will help your water heater live a long and happy life. Schedule your appointment by phone at 412-381-2500 today!

Save Even More with Special Offers

A complete sense of comfort shouldn’t be out of anyone’s budget. Mark Allen lightens the load with seasonal promotions, discounts and other special offers. These offers help lower costs for key services, new equipment or whatever else you need for your comfort and peace of mind. Check out our current offers for more details on how to save.

Committed to Comfort from the Very Start

While a long history of service is impressive, nothing is more important to customer satisfaction than a dedication to total comfort. Mark Allen considers your peace of mind our top priority, and that hasn’t changed since we first opened our doors. Learn more about our history, and how our communities support us just as much as we support you.