WATER HEATER MAINTENANCE
Regular hot water heater maintenance is crucial to the lifespan of the appliance. Annually, your water heater tank needs to be drained and cleared of sediment, to promote efficacy and minimize damage to the water heater.
Why Does My Water Tank Need Cleaning?
Hard water is all too common in the Texas area. The term “hard water” means water that has certain kinds of minerals. Many minerals aren't harmful to us, but they can be hard on your plumbing. Over time, those minerals accumulate in your water heater tank, along with sediment coming from the city’s water supply. Over time, that sediment leaves less and less space for your hot water.
When Do I Know My Water Heater Needs A Flush?
Fortunately, the water supply to your hot water heater is filtered somewhat before it reaches your home. Otherwise, your hot water heater tank would fill up with sediment rapidly. You may not notice the accumulation, because it could take years. Over time, you will realize that you get less and less hot water from the tank before it runs out. It is recommended that you drain and remove the sediment from your water heater at least once a year. This helps to ensure the best supply of hot water to your home and also prevents the sediment from corroding the water heater’s components. Thus saving you money and frustration down the road.