Did you know that Florida is the second most visited state in the United States? In 2020, we were the seventh most moved-to-state in the United States; and it’s not hard to understand why. Due to our beautiful weather, great attractions, and gorgeous beaches, everyone wants a taste of life down here. If you own a condominium or apartment complex in South Florida, making sure that your water heater is installed and running properly is vital. Yes, water heaters are built to last for many years. However, proper maintenance is crucial to prolonging their lifespan. If you own one or more condos, it’s crucial to make sure they have a current water heater maintenance schedule.
Sturdy appliances are meant to last for a long time, but their time can become compromised without proper care. As you do not want your tenants taking cold showers, selecting the right water heater for your space is critical.
The four basic types of commercial water heaters include:
Depending on the best system for your complex, proper maintenance will vary. However, there are some basic procedures to follow. With appropriate preventative measures, you can ensure that your water heater will run smoothly.
One of the most efficient ways to keep a commercial water heater running is to do annual visual inspections of the valves, pipes, and joints. Pay attention to the water pressure valve to make sure it keeps the correct pressure. Usually, this will be between 40 to 60 pound-force per square inch (PSI) during daily operating hours. Always hire a professional, like the experts at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, if you suspect any issues, including leaks.
One of the biggest issues for home and condo owners in Florida is sediment buildup in the hot water heater. As sediment naturally builds up in the system, it can cause water temperature issues and lead to future repairs. To best prolong the life of your heater, hire professionals to flush out the water heater.
Helping to keep the inside of the tank free of corrosion, experts should check the anode rod annually. Due to the high use of commercial water heaters and the hardness of the water, it may need to be replaced. As the anode rod can be difficult to reach and replace, it is critical to hire a professional to ensure your safety.
For nearly 40 years, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric has provided commercial spaces with impeccable water heater installation and maintenance; along with many other commercial services. If you have any questions about preventative maintenance or would like to schedule a service call, contact us online or call us at 1-800-475-1504 today!
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