This season brings fun and festivities, so you don’t want any unwelcome surprises – like a cold shower or a faulty water heater!
Your water heater works hard day in and day out, providing hot water for showers, dishes, laundry, and more. Yet, we often take it for granted, only noticing when something goes wrong. So, don’t let your water heater give you a fright this season! Did you know that, as temperatures drop, it’s the perfect time for a water heater flush to keep things running smoothly?
Why flush your water heater?
Throughout the year, sediment from mineral-rich water can build up in the tank. In areas with hard water, this buildup happens more quickly. If too much accumulates, it can lead to problems: reduced efficiency, strange noises, leaks, and even complete failure. Not very treat-like!
Flushing removes this sediment, prolonging your water heater’s life. You should flush your system at least annually, but twice yearly is better for hard water areas. Doing it now clears out any gunk before the busy holiday season. Prevent a chilling Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas with no hot water!
Can I DIY it?
Flushing your water heater is a fairly straightforward task for our experts, but, very dangerous to attempt without professional-level knowledge! But, here is what we do:
First, we turn off power/gas and incoming water supply. We open the drain valve and attach a hose to empty the tank completely into a drain area, capturing any sediment. We then open the taps to facilitate drainage.
Once water runs clear, we close the valve. We then turn the water supply back on and refill, flushing residual sediment. The last step is restoring power/gas!
Enjoy your refreshed water heater, ready to keep you clean and warm, not shivering from sudden cold showers!
Call Biard & Crockett for Expert Water Heater Services
While regular flushing maintains your system, annual professional inspections ensure continued safe operation. If you encounter any problems, call a licensed plumber right away. Strange noises, changing efficiency, or corroded parts may indicate bigger issues. Don’t let your water heater turn into a real horror story with catastrophic leaks or failure.
Contact our team if you need any help giving your water heater some care this October. We want your Halloween to be fun, not filled with scary equipment failures! Call us anytime at (714) 602-1299, or schedule an appointment on our website.