Why Do I Need to Flush My Water Heater?
“Out of sight, out of mind” seems to be the treatment that water heaters receive. They are usually hidden from plain view. As long as we have hot water, well we know the water heater is doing its job. That is until one day the shower turns cold instantaneously, or your kitchen sink’s water pressure comes out sputtering like the engine of an old pickup truck. You don’t want to wait for problems to happen, the plan is to prevent them. One way to prevent these kinds of issues is to flush your heater.
A water heater functions much like your digestive system. If your body is not able to remove certain toxins, you will not function at optimal level. Your tank collects mineral deposits and other sediments that are naturally found in water. Some dangers that are associated with allowing this dirt to build up includes rust and depending on the quality of water you have, you’ll be replacing your unit a far sooner than expected. By draining the water heater, you can significantly increase its efficacy and extend its life. f you neglect to do so, you are setting yourself up for a potentially costly repair/replacement.
Instead of allowing your water heater to rot away, it’s imperative to have a professional Atlanta plumber maintenance it. It’s possible to do it yourself but there are so many components to consider when trying to filter your tank that the risk is not necessarily worth it. After all, how well do you really know your tank? Forget one step such as remembering to turn off the gas or electric fuse that’s associated with your heater, and you’re setting yourself up for more trouble. If you’re ready to give your tank a little tender loving care, then contact one of our highly trained plumbers. At AllGood, we like to find ways to help our clients save money. Call us today to better understand your water heater and ask us about our tankless options!