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Water Heater Maintenance

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

Regular Maintenance

Water heaters should be maintained annually to prevent damage that could occur from buildup in the tank. Water heater damage when it leaks or causes other issues can be extensive in your home. The maintenance will include a water heater flush with a de-liming solution. This routine maintenance can extend the life of your unit as well as save on energy costs.

Other solutions?

  • Flushing your water heater is an easy process. Turn off the water heater and allow the water to cool.
  • Turn off the water supply and connect a hose to your tanks drain valve and lead it outside.
  • Open all the hot water faucets to allow for a faster drain. When the tank is empty, turn the cold water supply back on to flush out the sediment at the bottom.
  • When you reconnect everything, leave your hot water faucets open until water runs to prevent air from being trapped.

When to perform maintenance?

Your water heater should last between 8 and 12 years with regular attention and maintenance, depending on the usage and model. 

When you water heater is showing signs of wear, it's probably best to perform a few tune-ups.

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