Commercial water heaters have to put up with a lot over their years of service. Think about how many people there are in your building, most of whom probably use hot water at least a couple of times during each work day. That adds up to quite a lot of hot water produced over the course of a year.
Commercial water heaters aren’t cheap, and we’re willing to bet that you want to keep yours in good condition for as long as possible. With that in mind, let’s have a look at some of the ways that you can keep your commercial water heater in good condition.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance at Least Once a Year
There are all kinds of commercial water heater problems you may run into, and none of them are to be taken lightly. Most of them, including some of the most damaging, don’t even show obvious symptoms until they have had quite a bit of time to develop. You don’t want your first warning sign of a problem with your system to be when it’s about to fail from all the damage whatever malfunction is afflicting it has caused. So, what are you supposed to do? Catch the problem before it starts displaying symptoms.
Preventive maintenance should be scheduled at least once a year, so that your professional technician can locate and resolve any issues with your system as quickly as possible. While this will not guarantee that your system will never develop a serious problem, it will reduce the likelihood of that happening significantly. Your water heater will perform much better overall, and be less likely to develop issues, if you make sure to schedule preventive maintenance for it on a consistent basis.
If Needed, Call for Repairs
Now, as we mentioned above, even if you do schedule preventive maintenance for your system on a regular basis, there is no guarantee that it will not develop a problem of some kind. In fact, there is pretty much a 100% chance that if you own your commercial water heater for long enough it eventually will develop some sort of issue between maintenance appointments. If you have reason to believe that your commercial water heater is struggling with some sort of problem, don’t just wait for the next maintenance appointment to have it dealt with. Make sure that you call for repairs as soon as possible if you want to keep your system in proper shape.
There are all kinds of warning signs that could indicate a need for repairs. Things like falling output and strange noises are major indicators, for example. It’s better to be safe than sorry, though. If you think your commercial water heater is having a problem, even if you aren’t really sure, contact a professional and have them check out the system for you.