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The Top 4 Reasons You Should Have your Water Heater Flushed Annually

The Top 4 Reasons You Should Have your Water Heater Flushed Annually

31st Aug 2020

With many household budgets currently being stretched to the limit, many people are looking for areas around the home to save money. One way to do so is to prevent unnecessary wear and erosion to your water heater. This can be accomplished by having it flushed. Here are a few reasons you should have your water heater flushed at least once a year.

What is a Water Heater “Flush”?

A water heater “flush” is when a professional releases all the old water from your tank. In doing so, he or she will also be releasing any debris that has accumulated within it. This debris build up is caused by water being high in minerals like calcium and magnesium. Over time, those minerals settle to the bottom of your water heater, creating “sediment buildup.”

  • Flushing cleans out sediments: Sediments build up in water heaters over time and can lead to tank failure. These sediments can also affect the quality and purity of your water. Therefore, it is a good idea to have your unit regularly maintained in order to remove build up that has already occurred.
  • Flushing reduces water heater noise: A water heater that is in tip top shape should virtually be noiseless. If your unit begins to make excess noise it could either mean that sediments are beginning to build up within it or that you need a new unit entirely. If it is the latter, then we have a 100 gallon gas water heater for commercial use that can meet the needs of small businesses.
  • Flushing helps increase heat up speeds: A faulty water heater will usually take longer to heat water than one that has a clean tank and that is operating at peak efficiency. When you have your old unit flushed after encountering this problem, you will notice a drastic change is water heating times.
  • Flushing can extend the life of your unit: In a gas water heater, scale buildup turns into a kind of insulating layer between the heat source and the water. Have your unit flushed and you can reduce leaks and failure. This will ensure that your unit will have a long productive life.

If you think you’re due for a new gas water heater just look over our site. We are sure you will find a unit that fits the needs of you or your business.