February 14, 2013
It’s Just a Water Heater. What Could Go Wrong?
Flushing your water heater is an absolute must and should be done yearly!
A friend of mine 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…most people just refer to it as sediment.
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. The sediment forms a layer of insulation between the gas burner and the water. 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 it lowers the efficiency of your water heater.
To help ensure safety and efficiency, we are offering a complete $49 water heater tune-up and sediment flush for a limited time. Print out the coupon below, call us today, and a certified technician will perform a complete tune-up and sediment flush on your water heater. We’ll check it out from top to bottom and flush the tank to ensure proper operation, increased efficiency and safety.