The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Anode Rod’

What Kind of Shape Is Your Anode Rod In?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

logoThe type of answer that far too many homeowners respond to when faced with the question posed in the title is: “What’s an anode rod?”

If you use a tank water heater to provide hot water in your home, and you do not know what an anode rod is, then this is the post for you. Why? Well, the short answer is that the anode rod is all that stands between your hot water storage tank and total obliteration!

Okay, that last bit was a little melodramatic, but that does nothing to change that an anode rod really is your hot water tank’s best source of protection from the damage and eventual leaks caused by corrosion. An anode rod doesn’t last forever, either. In fact, it’s not supposed to. That means that your anode rod is going to have to be replaced at least a few times throughout the course of your water heater’s lifespan. Be sure to schedule your water heater services in Phoenix, AZ with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix.

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What Does an Anode Rod Do?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

tank-water-heaterIf you were to name the most important appliance in your home, what would it be? Many homeowners would go with their water heaters. The water heater in your home is a true workhorse, providing you with the hot water that you need in order to shower, wash dishes, do the laundry, and so much more. If you use a tank water heater in Phoenix, AZ, then you depend a lot on a component that you may not even know exists. This is the anode rod.

While the anode rod may not exactly be a household name, it really should be in those homes outfitted with tank water heaters. The anode rod provides a vital function in order to protect your tank water heater from harm. The anode rod also does not last forever, so it is important that you know for certain what type of condition yours is in.

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Why You Need to Check Your Anode Rod Every Year

Monday, May 11th, 2015

If you use a storage water heater, as most people do, your water heater is in constant contact with water from the time it is installed onward. A storage water heater keeps a large tank full of heated water available at all times, just in case the need should arise. This constant contact with water should cause quite a bit of rust, which would eventually corrode the tank to the point that it ruptures. While that does occasionally happen, it doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should.

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