Water Heater Maintenance
Flow Pros Can Flush the Water Heater for You.
Our plumbing in the home does so much for us every day. And, as you probably already know, the moving parts of our plumbing systems need to be serviced and maintained to keep them working as they should. In fact, any appliance or device in your home needs maintenance, so it’s not a big surprise that a water heater needs inspection and a good flush out now and then. But that’s not the entire reason to get the water heater flushed.
If you are asking why you should flush your water heater, then keep reading. The professionals at Flow Pros Plumbing are here to let you in on why we perform this service.
Why Get It Flushed?
It is really quite simple. As the water circulates in and out of the hot water tank, a sludge of sediment builds up at the tank’s bottom. This sludge is composed of minerals, sediments, and other deposits in the water. You see, the residue is safe to drink, but the build-up is not safe for the tank.
Flushing your water heater avoids all sorts of water heater issues and expensive repairs as well. When the sediment layer accumulates at the bottom of your water heater tanks, it can result in the following.
1- A diminished capacity to hold hot water. If you notice the hot water running out in your home sooner than it used to, it be may be due to sediment build-up in the tank. That sludge is taking up room that would otherwise be occupied by more water.
2- A leaky water heater may be due to the sludge as well. When the water heater has to run continuously to heat enough water, the motor can overheat, and the protective liner in the tank can crack, causing a leak.
3- Higher energy bills can also be due to the water heater. When it is continually running, the bill goes up.
4- Flushing the water heater will extend the useful life of your water heater.
How Often Should I Have the Water Heater Flushed?
As previously stated, the water heater accumulates sludge over time. The frequency of needing the water heater flushed depends on the amount of use. For example:
- One or Two People in the Home: Inspection every six months and a flush annually.
- Three or More People in the Home: Inspection every four months and a flush every six months.
That schedule should fit well with your plumbing service agreement, and it is really no trouble. But the damage flushing prevents is extensive. Schedule your flush accordingly.
Getting the Water Heater Flushed
Using a professional plumber has its advantages when referring to any of the plumbing issues in the home. When you have plumbers out to perform the task, they will check the rest of the unit they are working on. Therefore, your entire unit has been inspected, and if there is an issue, it is caught early.
So, if you hear a popping or rumbling sound coming from the water heater, call Flow Pros Plumbing for repair.
If there seems to be less hot water, or the water doesn’t heat as well, call us for a prompt inspection and repair.
When the water heater is low in pressure, the sludge could be accumulating in the pipes. It is best to call Flow Pros for a look.
Are you ready to have your plumbing serviced and your water heater flushed? Call Flow Pros to come out, inspect your water heater, and perform the drain and flush. We service all parts of your plumbing too. No task is too big or too small.