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When is the Right Time to Flush Your Water Heater?

technician-servicing-a-hot-water-heaterIf you have a tank water heater in your home, it’s incredibly important that you flush it regularly. If you have a furnace, central air conditioner, or any other heating or cooling system in your home, it’s likely that you schedule annual maintenance services for these systems. Your water heater needs this type of care too.

Annual maintenance means that you’ll keep your water heater running at peak performance. When you’re ready to maintain your water heater make sure that you schedule your services with a professional team like ours. We have the best service for water heaters in Champaign, IL—you can trust our team with all your home needs.

Signs That Your Water Heater Needs to be Flushed

Here are a few big signs that your water heater needs a flushing service.

  • Decreased Water Pressure: Are your showers unsatisfying because the water from the showerhead is just trickling out? Hard water deposits and build up eventually narrow the width of your piping which decreases your water pressure.
  • It Takes Too Long to Heat Up: If you feel like you’re waiting an eternity for your shower to heat up or for the water rushing over your hands to raise from a freezing temperature to a something merely lukewarm try flushing your water heater. This is normally a problem with mineral deposits and scale build up causing your water heater to work harder.
  • Odd Noises: If you hear a popping or rumbling sound, you’re struggling with sediment build up. The sound comes from the water beneath the sediment boiling and struggling to heat up.

How Often You Should Flush Your Water Heater

Wondering how often you should flush your water heater? The frequency all depends on the size of the tank, the amount of water used, and the number of people in your home. If you have one or two people in your home you should have your water heater flushed yearly, if you have three to five people in your home you should have your system flushed about every eight months, and if you have six or more people in your home then you should drain your water heater every six months.

If you want to be 100% certain about the needs of your water heater system, make sure that you contact our team. Our technicians are incredibly adept—you can trust us with all your water heater services.

How the Process Works

Wondering how flushing a water heater works? We come in, turn off your water heater and the water supply to the tank, attach a hose to the drain on your water heater, and drain out everything from your tank. This removes all the sediment from your tank and allows our team to refill your tank with clean water. When you choose our professional team, we’ll also clean the inside of your tank, check the functionality alongside other vital elements, and we can fix any budding problems before anything get too drastic.

If you’re ready to flush your water heater contact our team here at Pipeworks Inc. All our technicians are NATE-certified, licensed, and trained so that they can provide you with the best service possible.

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