Why Do Tank Water Heaters Need to Be Flushed?

When you own a home, you come to realize pretty quickly just how much upkeep and maintenance that entails. You don’t want to put your property or any of the appliances in there at risk, so routine maintenance is always a must. There are other jobs that must be completed in addition to routine maintenance, though, such as the annual flushing of your hot water tank.

If you have a tank water heater and you don’t have that water heater tank flushed on an annual basis, you are really setting yourself up for trouble down the road. Read on to learn more about why you schedule routine flushing of your water heater in Holly Springs, NC. When you are ready to schedule service, make sure that is our number that you dial. 

What Does Flushing One’s Water Heater Accomplish?

Obviously, there is no flush handle on your water heater as there is on your toilet. In order to flush your water heater, which entails draining all of the water out of the storage tank, a hose will have to be put into the tank itself. All of the water will be drained out, but that’s not really the point of the flushing process. What’s important is that all of the sediment and mineral buildup within that tank is flushed away, as well.

When these materials build-up at the bottom of your water heater, they serve to insulate the flames or heating element from the water that they are supposed to be heating. This obviously leads to considerable inefficiency. Over time, you may run into problems with sediment and minerals building up in your piping, which can then lead to damages, low water pressure, and even burst pipes!

When the professionals at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling flush your water heater, the job will be done right.


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