Flush Your Water Heater
February 6, 2012
Flushing Your Water Heater is and Absolute Must… and Should be Done Yearly
A friend once said, “Why is there sand in the bottom of my water heater?”
Although it looks a little bit like sand what he was actually dealing with was calcium carbonate. When water is heated, calcium carbonate is formed and settles to the bottom of the tank, which most people just refer to it as sediment. Learn how to flush your water heater.
Most people don’t give much thought to their water heater. As long as water keeps flowing, everything must be fine! But that may not be true. Sediment forms a layer of insulation between the gas burner and the water in the tank. The sediment slows the transfer of heat into the water and overheats the tank bottom.
If your tank isn’t properly maintained you could face issues such as carbon monoxide, scalding water, water damage and electrical shock. Over-heating of the tank bottom weakens the steel and can damage the glass lining thereby shortening the life of your water heater. At the very least, sediment contributes to lowers efficiency of your water heater.
To help ensure safety and efficiency, we are offering a complete water heater tune-up and sediment flush (when practical) for just $49. Call us today, print out the coupon at the end of this email, and a certified technician will perform a complete tune-up and sediment flush (when practical) on your water heater. We’ll check it out from top to bottom and flush the tank (when practical) to ensure proper operation, increased efficiency and safety.