Proper maintenance of your water heater can help it last for decades, and will save you money in repairs down the road. Leaks can develop over time and can slowly destroy a water heater from the outside. Also rust and sediment can build up in the appliance. A regular “tune-up” will prevent these problems. You can certainly drain the heater yourself, or you can contact us to do that plus inspect and repair your shutoff valves, as well as temperature and pressure relief valves.