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Flush your Water Heater

Flush your Water Heater

Flush your Water Heater

Flush your Water Heater

Flush your Water Heater – A water heater flush is when a professional drains your water heater tank of all its water. Sounds pointless, sure, but the real point behind draining the water is to flush out all of the sediment that accumulates at the bottom of the tank.  Call Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 to get a quote for flushing your water heater.  our normal price is about $95.00.  You can visit our website for a detailed list of all our capabilities.  Flush your Water Heater

So what is this sediment and where is it coming from?

Well that sediment actually comes from your water. You see, many areas in Colorado have “hard water” (water high in minerals like calcium and magnesium). And over time, those minerals settle to the bottom of your water heater, creating “sediment buildup”.

Now, a small amount of sediment buildup isn’t necessarily harmful. But over the years, if your water heater doesn’t get flushed, that sediment can cause your tank to burst (among other costly problems).
So how often do I need to flush my water heater?  Flush your Water Heater

Well, it all depends on how hard your water is:  In Plano and Dallas, the concentration of hardness as calcium carbonate in milligrams per liter vary in areas from between 121 to 180 milligrams per liter to as much as 181 to 250 milligrams per liter.  Based on these levels of calcium, you should flush your water heater at least once per year and ideally should be twice per year.

So Why should you flush your water heater?

1. A premature breakdown
As sediment starts to build up on the inside of your tank, it insulates the water from the burners. This forces your water heater to eventually overheat the water. And as water heats, it expands. So the hotter the water gets, the more pressure builds up inside the tank—until it bursts a leak, or worse, explodes.  Flush your Water Heater

And the worst part? Before your water heater dies, you’ll likely see frequent, expensive repairs due to sediment buildup. For example, if sediment collects on your water heater’s heating element, it can cause it to overheat and require replacement.

2. Hot water shortage
This problem is pretty simple: if you have a 40-gallon water heater with 10 gallons of sediment, you now have a 30-gallon water heater. Which is a drastic difference in hot water supply, especially if you have several people in your household.  Flush your Water Heater

3. Noise from water heater.
If a water heater has a good amount of sediment build up inside the tank, it will start making loud popping or knocking noises. That popping noises is caused by overheated water/steam that jostles the sediment at the bottom of the tank as it tries to rise.  Flush your Water Heater

Call Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 to get a quote for flushing your water heater.  our normal price is about $95.00.  You can visit our website for a detailed list of all our capabilities.  Flush your Water Heater

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