As a homeowner, you obviously have a lot to occupy your time and your mind. That doesn’t mean that you can afford to start letting things slip through the cracks, though. One maintenance task that many homeowners forget about is the annual flushing of their water heaters, and that can have some seriously detrimental effects.
If it’s been a year or more since the last flushing of your water heater, give a member of our staff a call today. We can certainly handle the job. Read on to learn more about why flushing your water heater annually is so important.
What Does Water Heater Flushing Accomplish?
Flushing your water heater serves to clear out sediments and minerals that may have built up in your water heater over the course of the year. A hose will have to be attached to the tank, and that hose will allow for the water heater to empty into a drain. The water heater will then have to be filled back up. Clearing the tank of sediment and mineral buildups can have a positive impact on your water heater and the quality of its performance.
When sediment builds up at the bottom of the water heater, it can wind up insulating the water in that tank from the heat generated by the flames or the electric heating element. This means that your water heater is going to have to work harder and longer than it should in order to heat the same amount of water that it always has.
To prevent damage to your water heater, tepid water temperatures, and even burst pipes, annual flushing of the system is a must. Plus, your plumber can use this appointment as an opportunity to check in on your anode rod and other components.
Contact Experts Plumbing Services, LLC to schedule great water heater services in Clearwater, FL.