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Now Is the Time for Efficient Hot Water

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Theme Mayfair August 1st, 2022

What is the best way to remove and kill germs? Soap and hot water, of course! As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to expand around the globe and across the United States, the CDC recommends frequent hand-washing for 20 seconds, and washing clothing in hot water to prevent the virus from spreading in your home after you’ve been to the grocery store or anywhere else in public. These are small, but effective ways we can “flatten the curve” and do our part, along with social distancing.
For even the smallest households, frequent hand washing, laundry days and showers mean an increase in hot water usage. Hot water and soap is the most effective way to rid of germs and help break down a virus, so now is the time to make sure your home can produce hot water efficiently and never run out.

If you find that your hot water heater isn’t running as efficiently as it used to, it may simply be time to have it serviced. A water heater flush ensures your unit is running efficiently, has no sediment and is leak free. Taking the time to flush the system each year can keep debris from finding its way into your pipes, and keep your pressure at the best possible level. You may not realize your water heater isn’t running at full capacity until you’ve had it flushed!

Replacement. Go tankless!
If your hot water heater is older, or a less efficient model, it may be a better idea to replace the unit entirely. With a tankless water heater, you never have to wait for hot water, saving you time and money on your utility bills – especially with an increase in water usage already.
RLB Services is here for you and your home. Contact us at (703) 330-0400 to talk with one of our experts about our residential plumbing services.