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May 03,2019

Do You Have Sediment Buildup in Your Water Heater Tank?

Your family relies on the water heater for a wide range of daily tasks. Whether youre washing a load of dishes, giving the kids a bath before bedtime, or taking a quick shower before work, its important that you have reliable hot water when you need it. Unfortunately, sediment buildup can make it take forever for the water to heat up properly. In fact, some people unknowingly toss out a perfectly good water heater unit because theyve failed to drain and clean their tank. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, were excited to provide high quality residential and commercial plumbing services, including hot water heater maintenance, repair and new installations. Are you concerned about your dysfunctional water heater? Theres a chance your problems can be solved without the need for a total replacement.

Signs You Have Sediment in Your Tank

There are a few different warning signs that homeowners can look out for to determine if they have an issue with built up sediment. If your water takes too long to reach the desired temperature, and youve already checked your tanks settings, then this is often the first indicator. If the layers of debris have accumulated over several years, you may also start to hear strange rumblings and spurting, or even notice some shaking when you try to use hot water.

How Does Debris Accumulate in a Hot Water Tank?

All sources of fresh water will have a certain level of minerals in it. Over time, the water will leave behind deposits on the inner wall and floor of your hot water tank. Certain regional areas may have excess minerals. If you currently have issues with hard water, then sediment may build up much faster. If ignored, these materials will continue to pile up, creating a thick layer standing between the heating elements and the fresh water inside the tank. This layer will make your hot water work twice as hard to heat the water, and the result may be a much lower temperature than desired. Even more troubling is that the extra effort will wear your system out, and youll probably have to take on the costs of an early replacement.

Why Cleaning and Draining Your Tank is Important

Draining and cleaning your hot water tank once or twice a year is the best way to avoid problems caused by sediment build up. By removing the excess mineral deposits, your tank will be given a fresh start. Not only will scheduling regular maintenance service extend the longevity of your hot water heater system, but you and your loved ones will always have dependable hot water for their daily activities.

Need Help from a Certified Plumber? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh

Has it been a while since your hot water tank was drained and cleaned? Then get help from the certified and insured plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh. Were proud to offer a variety of residential and commercial services in surrounding Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area communities, including cleaning and draining services, tankless water heater installations, water heater tank replacements and leak repair. Contact our office for more information or to schedule your next appointment.

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