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Water Heater Maintenance

Flushing your water heater is essential for maintaining its efficiency and prolonging its lifespan.

Here's why:

  1. Removal of Sediment: Over time, minerals and sediment from the water supply accumulate at the bottom of the water heater tank. This buildup can reduce the efficiency of the heater, as it takes more energy to heat the water through the layer of sediment. Flushing the tank removes this sediment, allowing the heater to operate more efficiently.

  2. Prevention of Corrosion: Sediment buildup can also lead to corrosion of the tank. Flushing removes the corrosive elements, helping to prevent leaks and prolonging the life of the water heater.

  3. Improvement of Water Quality: Sediment buildup can affect the quality of the hot water by causing discoloration or unpleasant odors. Flushing the tank helps maintain clean, clear water.

  4. Prevention of Clogs: In severe cases, sediment buildup can lead to clogs in the water heater's drain or pipes. Flushing the tank removes these potential obstructions, ensuring proper drainage and preventing costly repairs.

Regular maintenance, including flushing the water heater and replacing necessary components like the plastic cap/plug and anode rod, helps ensure that your water heater functions effectively and safely.

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