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Hot Water Heater Maintenance and replacement

It is important that a water heater, particularly a combustion type, be properly installed to avoid safety hazards. The area around it must be kept clear. The T&P (Temperature and Pressure) relief valve should be tested at least yearly. Sediment that accumulates in the bottom of the tank should be drained out at least yearly, to maintain heating efficiency and to make the tank last longer.

In the past, tanks were made out of copper and were very corrosion resistant; they could last for decades. Now tanks are made out of steel lined with glass or porcelain. A steel tank can rust and leak. To prevent this, sacrificial anode rods of magnesium or aluminum alloy themselves undergo galvanic corrosion to reduce corrosion of the steel tank. Tanks with longer guarantees have increased anode material when the anode is used up, the tank will rust. It may be possible to check the anode condition, and replace it if it is wearing out. Modern US water heater tanks last about ten years. The tank should have a tray underneath to contain leaks and channel them into a drain.
Simple, battery-powered alarms are available for $10-$30 that alert the homeowner to leaks. All water heaters will eventually leak, so it is important to know where the water supply shutoff valve is located!

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All Star Plumbing 
325 3rd St, Napa, CA 707 226-9502

Ameso's Plumbing Inc
1525 Francisco Blvd E # 8, San Rafael, CA 415 457-6363

Baswell Plumbing
1117 1st St, Novato, CA 415 456-7040

Bragg Plumbing & Heating
401 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 707 939-8552

Just Water Heaters Inc
Sausalito, CA 415 380-8180

Ongaro & Sons Inc
Novato, CA 415 897-7419

Ongaro & Sons
Mill Valley, CA 94941 415 389-6400

Plumbing Repair Specialists
140 Gary Pl, San Rafael, CA 415 897-2925

S Waters Plumbing
857 Sweetser Ave, Novato, CA 415 892-7707

Water Heaters Only
Mill Valley, CA 94941 415 388-0612

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There are a countless number of types and brands of hot water heaters. Here is a small list of the most popular:

40 gallon, 50 gallon, 75 gallon, 100 gallon, American, ao smith, aquaster, atwood, best, bosch, bradford, commercial, demand, electric, electric tankless, gas, heat pump, instant, natural gas, noritz, oil, on demand, paloma, portable, propane, rheem, rinnai, solar, takagi, tankless, titan

The most common energy sources for heating water are fossil fuels: natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, oil or sometimes solid fuels. These fuels may be consumed directly or by the use of electricity (which may derive from any of the above fuels or from nuclear or renewable sources). Alternative energy such as solar energy, heat pumps, hot water heat recycling, and sometimes geothermal power, may also be used as available, usually in combination with gas, oil or electricity.

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