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    Nov 05, 2020

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    What do you Mean I Need to Flush My Water Heater?

    What do you Mean I Need to Flush My Water Heater?
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    To take advantage of your water heater’s product upgrade benefits, it’s important to flush it annually. Does this surprise you? If yes, you’re not alone. Most homeowners aren’t aware that water heater flushing is even a thing, let alone something that you should do yearly. Here’s what you need to know.

    What Does Water Heater Flushing Do?

    Sediment builds up on the inside of water heater tanks over time. This sediment comes from the minerals in your water. Flushing the tank removes the sediment so it can’t build up and calcify inside the unit. If not removed, the sediment can cause the entire unit to breakdown, leading to expensive repair or possibly replacement of the water heater.

    Other Benefits of Tank Flushing

    In addition to reducing the potential for breakdown, flushing the sediment out of your water heater will make it more effective. It can cut down on the time it takes to heat water, and it will use less energy, saving you money on your utility bills. Another benefit is the improved water quality you’ll get from a clean tank.

    How to Flush Your Water Heater

    There are a number of steps required to flush your water heater safely. They include turning off the gas, cooling the tank, shutting off the water supply, and using a hose to drain the valve and the tank. If not done properly, you risk damage to the tank or potentially flooding the area around the tank.

    Instead of trying to DIY your water heater maintenance, leave it to the professionals. Contact the team at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer today to schedule your annual water heater flushing.

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