Water heaters need regular cleaning to eliminate sediment buildup in the tank. You may be wondering, where does the sediment come from? Believe it or not, it actually comes from your water. Unless your home has a water treatment system installed, the water circulating through your plumbing system is hard water, or water that is full of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Over time, the sediment in the water will settle at the bottom of your water heater tank and continue to build up until it is cleaned.
A water heater tank that has a lot of sediment buildup will not perform as efficiently as a clean tank. In fact, sediment buildup is responsible for extensive water heater damage and hot water shortages. In really bad cases, the water heater can burst and cause serious flooding and water damages.
To avoid the disastrous consequences, all you need to do is flush your tank once a year. It’s a quick and easy process that homeowners can perform themselves or reach out to Hutchinson for expert plumbing services, available in Haddonfield and surrounding areas.