Some plumbing items to add to the Spring Cleaning list for your Harrisburg, PA home

Are you in the process of Spring cleaning or making your list? Well here at Ready & Able plumbing we have two items you may want to add to the Spring Cleaning list for your Harrisburg, PA home.

Flush out the water heater

Spring cleaning is a great time to remember to flush out your water heater. Simply drain a couple gallons of water from the tank to remove corrosion or sediment build up. This will help keep the water heater running properly and extend its life. You should also make sure the temperature is set to 120°F. If you don’t know the age of your water heater and if it is looking kind of old now would be a good time to look up its age. You can find the age by checking the first four numbers of the serial number. The first four numbers of the serial number represent the month and year it was made. If your water heater is over 15 years old you should seriously consider replacing it. A newer model will save you money and run more efficiently.

Check for a slow leak

A slow leak can cause a lot of damage mostly because they can go undetected for a long time. But there is an easy way to check for a slow leak. Before going to bed check your water meter and record the reading. That night go to bed and make sure no one uses any water. The next morning check the water meter reading again before anyone uses the water. If the meter has changed that means you have a slow leak. You will want to call a professional plumber like Ready & Able right away before the leak becomes worse or damages your home.

Adding these two items to your Spring cleaning list is easy and may save you in the long run. The experts at Ready & Able plumbing, heating and cooling can size up any job and give you the information and options you need. And with free estimates, flat rate pricing, guarantees on our labor and products, 24/7 emergency service, and screened employees, you are guaranteed to have a good experience with our company. We are here to make your life easier and 100% customer satisfaction is what we strive for. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web. And feel free to call us when problems arise or with any questions or concerns. Ready & Able is ready to help you, anytime, anywhere!


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