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GEORGE MORLAN PLUMBING SUPPLY - Don DimoffDon't look now, but the rain is back and Oregon is headed into fall. And after a nice rainy excursion in the Pacific Northwest, there's nothing better than a warm shower, a good meal, and a comfortable place to lay down and relax.

But what if you jumped into the shower, only to have cold water come out? Without a regular inspection of your home's water heater, that could be you. If you haven't been giving your water heater periodic maintenance, follow these four steps to keep your water heater in tip-top shape:

  • Visual Inspection—Look for leak signs like puddles, drips, cracks, or rust on the tank. If you see these, it may be time to replace your unit with a new water heater from George Morlan.
  • Check your relief valve—If this valve sticks, your tank pressure can build too high. Open the valve manually to make sure it is still operating efficiently.
  • Flush your tank—First shut off the cold water inlet valve and flip the circuit breaker for your water heater, then open the pressure relief valve and the drain valve to empty out sediment from your tank.
  • Look at the anode rod—This rod attracts corrosive elements to prevent your tank from rusting. It too, however, will eventually corroded. Replace it as needed to keep your water heater going smoothly.
  • Repeat these steps every six months to help your water heater last as long as possible, and if it's time to replace your water heater, visit a George Morlan Plumbing Supply location today.

    George Morlan Plumbing Supply

    5529 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

    503-771-1145

    www.georgemorlan.com

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