Why Should I Have My Water Heater Flushed Yearly?

As with anything else that you own, your home’s water heater needs regular maintenance to help it perform at its best. One way to maintain this component is to have the water flushed on at least an annual basis.

Why Should I Have My Water Heater Flushed Yearly?

Get Rid of Sediment Inside of the Tank

Over time, sediment and other material can build up inside of the water tank. If too much material is allowed to linger in the heater’s tank, it could cause a number of problems. These problems could include less hot water available to cook or clean with or water that doesn’t get as hot as it should. The sediment in the tank could also clog drain valves or damage other parts of the water heater.

Removing Sediment Can Quiet Your Water Heater

Water heaters that are working properly will be able to create and transport hot water throughout your home without making a lot of noise. However, when sediment is allowed to remain in the tank, it could be jostled around every time it tries to run. If you hear a lot of noise whenever you try to take a shower or wash dishes, call the folks at Real HVAC Services in Georgetown. They will be able to diagnose and fix most water heater issues in a timely manner.

Prevent Significant Unexpected Property Damage

It is possible for water heaters to burst without warning. This can lead to a flooded basement, physical damage to the basement and physical damage to other parts of the home. Even if you have a warranty, it may only cover the cost of replacing the water heater, and this may only be true if you had properly maintained it prior to the accident.

If you need help keeping your water heater in good condition, call Real HVAC Services in Salisbury today. We can also do indoor air quality assessments, install new ducts or install ductless AC systems in your home.

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