As long as it’s providing the hot water you demand, it can be easy to take the water heater in your Cheverly, Maryland, home for granted. But if you forget your water heater, your everyday actions may cause you to inadvertently harm your unit. You may be feeding these three bad habits and unknowingly damaging your Cheverly, MD water heater, inching closer to a day when the hot water won’t come.

Neglecting Water Heater Maintenance

Since you use your water heater multiple times a day, your unit wears over time. While that wear may seem inconsequential at first, problems that start small can quickly escalate, further damaging your water heater and causing spikes in your utility bills. You can schedule water heater maintenance to catch issues early. However, some homeowners neglect water heater maintenance, allowing sediment to build up, rust to increase, and leaks to spread. The longer you put off water heater maintenance, the more your system will be damaged.

Keeping the Temperature Too High

You may love taking long, hot showers, but keeping your temperature too high for too long can damage your water heater. While your unit is built to handle heat, prolonged exposure to temperatures that are too high can cause your water heater’s components to expand and become damaged. Keep your water heater thermostat at or below 120 degrees Fahrenheit to help protect your unit.

Pushing the Pressure

You may want high water pressure to wash your dishes, but pushing your water pressure can damage not only your water heater but also the entire plumbing system. Both your water heater and your pipes are designed for an optimum water pressure, and most plumbing systems shouldn’t be forced to handle more than 80 psi. Don’t increase your water pressure higher than this level, no matter how much you want a back massage in the shower.

Don’t let your bad habits be the reason why you’re replacing your water heater before it’s time. Have a professional check your water heater by calling Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391.

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At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
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  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

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Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

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