When you’re a homeowner, it’s no secret how important upkeep and maintenance is. You don’t want any of your appliances to fair nor do you want to put your property at risk. Therefore, regular preventive maintenance is essential. There are some other tasks that should be performed in addition to regular maintenance, however. This includes having your water heater flushed on an annual basis.
If you have a tank water heater and don’t have this task performed, then you are only setting yourself up for trouble later on down the line. Keep reading to learn more about why you should schedule routine water heater flushing, and when you’re ready to make an appointment go ahead and give our team a call.
Why Is Flushing One’s Water Heater So Important?
Flushing your water heater is not as simple a task as flushing your toilet or cleaning out other plumbing fixtures in your home. To adequately flush your water heater, our professional plumbers will need to drain all the water out of the storage tank and insert a hose into the tank. The reason the water must be drained is so that we can access all of the sediment and mineral buildup that has accumulated within the tank.
What happens is when these materials build up at the bottom of the water heater, they insulate the flames—or heating elements if you have an electric water heater—from the water they’re supposed to be warming. Clearly, this is a pretty big inefficiency. In fact, you can run into problems with sediment and minerals building up in your piping as well, leading to damages, low water pressure, and possibly even burst pipes.
For help with all of your home comfort needs including comprehensive water heater services in Coeur d’Alene, WA, contact ACI Northwest today!