Often referred to as “flushing,” water heater draining is something a plumber from Kinsey Plumbing Services can do for you if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself. It’s done to clear away sediment and debris from any parts that collect or transfer water. As for when it’s best to drain your water heater, here’s what we recommend.
You Can’t Remember the Last Time It Was Done
Whether you have a traditional or tankless water heater, it’s recommended that you have your water heater drained at least once a year. If you can’t remember the last time you had this done, it’s something that should definitely be on your to-do list sooner rather than later.
You Have Hard Water
Mineral-heavy or “hard” water can accelerate the process of sediment buildup within your tank, or water-carrying parts if you have a tankless model. If you’re not having your water heater regularly drained and you also have hard water issues, you may end up needing water heater replacement much sooner than what’s typical.
You’re Seeing or Hearing Obvious Signs of a Problem
Water heating draining is a type of water heater maintenance we also recommend if you’re already seeing signs of a problem that may be resolved with a proper draining. Sediment, scale, debris, and other accumulated materials may contribute to:
- Popping, crackling, and other unusual noises
- Discolored water coming from your faucets
- Reduced efficiency that leaves you without sufficient hot water
- A frequent need for water heater repair in Cedar Park, TX, which can be costly especially when you’re on a budget
Schedule a Water Heater Draining Today
Having your water heater drained doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need a new water heater installation. What Kinsey Plumbing Services can do for you, however, is flush your system and let you know if any further steps are necessary.
Contact us today about prompt, affordable water flushing and water heater services.