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March 14,2023

When Should I Flush My Water Heater?

Water heaters are an integral part of any household. They provide warm water for showering, washing dishes, and laundry - but one way to ensure optimal performance is by regularly flushing it. In this guide from Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we'll look at five reasons why flushing is necessary and partner with a professional plumber so you can create a plan tailored specifically to your requirements.

Enhance the Durability of Your Water Heater

Flushing your water heater regularly can help it last longer. Over time, sediment and minerals build up inside the tank, leading it to corrode and eventually fail. By flushing, you remove this buildup and prevent damage to the unit - saving money on costly repairs while avoiding the sudden failure of a major appliance. This saves money on expensive repairs as well as the avoidance of unexpected breakdowns.

Reduce Noise

Have you ever heard your water heater making strange noises, such as rattling or banging? It might be helpful to flush the system. In some cases, sediments can build up inside of the tank, causing uneven heating, bubbling, and boiling of the water, causing strange noises as the system attempts to regulate the temperature of the water. The noise level of your heater can be reduced and run quietly when this buildup is flushed away, and proper heating is restored.

Warranty Compliance

Typically, water heaters have a warranty covering the cost of certain repairs or replacements. There is, however, a risk that you may be required to pay for repair or replacement costs if you fail to maintain your heater properly, which may void the warranty. Water heaters need to be flushed on a regular basis in order to ensure compliance with warranty terms as well as maintain low costs.

Hot Water Quicker

Have you noticed that hot water is taking longer to reach your faucets than usual? Flushing your water heater could be the solution. Sediment buildup inside the tank can create a barrier between the heating element and water, slowing its heating process. By flushing, however, you remove this buildup and enhance its efficiency - allowing hot water to move more quickly throughout your home, making daily tasks much more convenient and comfortable.

Enhance Efficiency

Flushing your water heater can also help improve its efficiency. When sediment and minerals build up inside the tank, they force the heating element to work harder than necessary to warm water - leading to higher energy bills and unnecessary wear-and-tear on the unit. By flushing the tank, however, you remove this buildup and help your heater operate at maximum efficiency - saving money on energy bills while extending its lifespan.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we understand the significance of maintaining your water heater to guarantee its longevity and performance. Our skilled plumbers have the expertise and experience to keep your system running optimally. Whether it's routine upkeep or an emergency water heater repair — we are available for all your water heater requirements.

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