Regular service help’s avoid major issues
The single most important factor, in whether a water heater lives or dies, is the condition of its sacrificial anode. It is used as a key part of the rust protection of the tank, although few people know it’s there. This rod slowly depletes over the life time of the tank, once this device is gone the tank starts to rust inside out. By replacing this rod every couple of years, you add decades of life to your hot water heater. All that savings just by a simple service call.
Often home owners misinterpret a no hot water issue and get sold by illegitimate companies trying to sell an entire tank replacement, when the actual issue is the thermostatic mixing valve has failed. Sometimes Hot water heaters are beyond repair and should be replaced out right, let our licensed plumbers provide the best option suited for your needs.
Your hot water heater must boil at a temperature no lower than 125 Degrees Fahrenheit this is to kill bacteria that would grow in an atmosphere with a lower temperature.
To properly lower the temperature of your heater you should have a licensed plumber install a mixing valve and preset it to a desirable temperature.