Al’s Plumbing will replace any brand of water heater located anywhere in your home. We offer Rheem Professional Grade water heaters.
If it doesn’t say Professional, it’s not Professional-Grade.
What is Special About Rheem Professional Grade?
Water heaters begin to leak because the steel water tank corrodes over time and pin-holes form.
All water heaters have a glass lining which protects the tank from corrosion. All liners fail over time, allowing water to get to the steel tank. Rheem Professional Grade water heaters have a thicker glass lining which is baked longer. These factors make the liner last longer.
All water heaters have one Anode Rod. This rod starts to attract the corrosion (caused by the water) which minimizes the tank corrosion after the glass liner fails. Rheem Professional Grade has one Anode Rod with an optional port for a second rod.
The Anode Rod is made of magnesium which corrodes easier than steel. This is how the Anode Rod protects the steel tank.
This rod’s purpose to the extend the life of the water heater’s steel tank by providing a place for corrosion to occur instead of the steel tank. Magnesium is weaker than steel, so it attracts the corrosion instead of the steel water tank.