When thinking of appliances that use water in your business, what appliance comes to mind? Bathrooms? Dishwasher? Maybe your water heater? Often tucked away in a closet or in the attic, we sometimes forget that they’re there working everyday 24/7 to maintain hot water so it’s ready for you to use. An aging water heater lives on borrowed time and can be a cause for water damage in your business if left unchecked. Rust is a major factor that can lead to water heater failure. To prevent this from occurring, water heaters contain an anode rod. This rod is highly reactive and as a result the water will begin to consume this rod before it begins to breakdown the steel lining inside of your water heater. These rods however last only around five years before the water inside the tank completely eats them away. Soon, the water will begin attacking the steel lining within the tank which could lead to leaks. If you have any questions on this, give us a call at 940-241-3434.