Water Heater Upkeep
As a homeowner there is always something to do. Maintaining your water heater is a very important task. Flushing the system is a great way to ensure your water heater stays in the best health.
Benefits of Flushing the System
By doing a regular water heater flush can help you extend the life of your appliance. A flush drains out sediment buildup. Sediment buildup can lead to interior damage to your heater that may result in the need for costly repairs or a replacement.
How to Flush - The task is fairly simple, but by hiring a residential cleaning service can make the process even easier.
- Turn off the water heater. Either turn off the gas or electricity, depending on what type of heater you have.
- Connect a garden hose to the drain valve. Run the other end to a designated drainage area that can handle warm water with sediment.
- Open the drain valve to drain the tank. After several minutes, you can turn on the hot water faucet in a kitchen to help speed up the draining process.
- Close the drain valve after all of the contents have been drained. You'll know the water is empty when the flow out of the hose slows and then stops.
- Resupply water by turning the water supply back on. Watch the open water faucet in the kitchen for a smooth stream of water to know when the tank is full.
- Turn the power back on. Once the tank is full again, you can return power to the unit.
A professional crew can help you make sure you get a thorough cleaning of your water heater. They may also be able to help you determine where you can drain the water and sediments.