Tip & How-To about Water Heaters
Something most folks don't know about
if you have well water especially, you should do this.
you should do this at least 1 time a year to keep your water heater working at its best.
the water heater has a drain on it so that it can be drained if you have to replace it or repair it. hook a regular water hose to it and open the drain valve all the way. I like to put a stocking hose over the open end of the hose, so that I can see what is coming out of it. let it run until stuff quits coming out, at this point all the sediment that has been collecting in bottom of your water should be collecting in the old stocking.
all water has minerals in it and when it gets heated it causes some of the minerals to fall out of the water, this collects in your water heater. this is what your flushing out. over time this will build up and cause your elements to burn out quicker and you lose efficiency, costing more to heat your water. plumbers don't tell you about cause it creates work for them when the elements need replaced.
wishing you the best,
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