Winter is meant to be a time spent playing in the snow, building snowmen, and spending time with family and friends during the holidays. At the same time, if you have a problem with your water heater, it can quickly hamper your holiday celebrations. To make sure you, your family, and your guests are able to enjoy a hot shower, you need to consider some hot water heater maintenance tasks. Check the pressure range on your hot water heaterYou must check to ensure that your water heater is at the correct pressure. The normal pressure of a hot water heater is between 50 and 100 PSI. If the pressure is too low, this could be a sign of a leak in the hot water heater somewhere. In this case, it is a good idea to reach out to trained professionals for assistance. Check the anode rod of the hot water heater to make sure your anode rod is intact. The anode settles in the hot water tank and attracts minerals to it which will corrode the hot water heater tank. If the anode is coated with calcium, it is time to replace it. Lift the anode rod from the tank and look at it. If the anode rod diameter is less than half an inch, it is time to get a new one. Finally rinse the hot water heater, be sure to rinse the tank also this winter. This will prevent the hot water heater from accumulating sediment. Connect a hose to the drain valve and then let the water flow from the tank into a bucket. This will remove most of the sediment from the tank. Finally, call the water heater maintenance experts, the hot water heater should also be checked this winter. This is where you can help. Call the professionals at A to Z Statewide Plumbing today at 954-981-2133! Now the trending topic of Aaron Atkins is providing exceptional customer service is first and foremost, but when he’s not focused on providing your home or business with the highest level of customer support, Aaron prefers to tie up the pound runner and pier for hours on end. Originally from the Snow Belt in Pennsylvania, Aaron currently resides in sunny South Florida with his wife and three children.