Commercial Water Heater Maintenance
Commercial water heaters, though similar in design and process to residential heaters, are much more complicated. Commercial heaters by nature can vary in need from servicing many housing units to one small Richmond office.
Due to complexity and size, the price of a commercial heater is much higher as compared to a residential version. Regular service of commercial water heaters is a worthwhile investment toward the prevention of the cost of replacing them. Call any of our skilled plumbers at Synergy Technical Services to answer any questions regarding maintenance you may have.
Here’s something important to remember: Whenever you replace your water heater, be sure it’s ENERGY STAR® certified. If all commercial heaters sold in America were labeled as such, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) cite a total energy savings of $890 million and over 17 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
Perform Regular Maintenance for the Good of Your Business
Just like any other equipment in your Richmond business, your water heater needs regular upkeep.
By maintaining your water heater with inspections and cleanings on a consistent basis, larger repairs can usually be thwarted. When one of our professional Synergy Technical Services plumbers regularly maintains your water heater, we can spot any needed smaller repairs and address them before they turn into high-priced affairs.
If you decide to forego regular preventative maintenance, instead of small repairs here and there, you’ll end up with a large repair that will probably cost you more in the long run. Your Virginia business may need to close while the water damage is addressed and/or when you have no hot water at all.
At that point, not only do you have the cost of repairing your water heater, you now have the cost of not doing business and replacing anything that may have been ruined. Depending on the extent of the aforementioned travesties, an even bigger cost could well be the necessity of replacing the entire water heater—something that may have been averted with regular maintenance.
A Preventative Maintenance Service Agreement Is a Good Thing
It’s simple, really: One of our Synergy Technical Services licensed plumbers will come to your business and regularly inspect and clean your water heater.
We usually recommend an annual appointment, unless there’s something spotted by our plumber that requires a more rigorous schedule. With the variety of water heater models and types on the market today, each thorough inspection is tailored to your equipment.
For instance, your Richmond business may have a gas, electric, propane, tank, or tankless water heater. Each comes with its own set of needs. It’s best to have our pro plumber go over your heater and advise what works best for your model and type.
Having a custom maintenance service agreement not only takes care of your water heater’s maintenance, it can provide your company with extra benefits like discounts and priority service. Talk to one of our Synergy Technical Services team members for details.
Signs Your Water Heater Isn’t Feeling Good
If you notice a bad odor, water leaking, or dirty, lukewarm, or smelly water coming from your tank, call us immediately. These are typical signs of a water heater in need of repair. Even if you do have regularly scheduled maintenance appointments, sometimes things just happen.
If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your water heater, call our Synergy Technical Services plumbing team to investigate. These situations rarely work themselves out and usually lead to a bigger problem. Ignoring them will only end up costing you more in the long run.
We Are Your Commercial Water Heater Experts
Having regular maintenance performed on your commercial water heater is a savvy way to protect your investment. Call Synergy Technical Services here in the Richmond, Virginia, area 804-608-1050 or request service online to schedule one of our licensed plumbers to come to your business to discuss maintenance on your water heater today.