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The Importance of Flushing a Water Heater

You can flush a toilet, but what about your water heater? Many owners don’t realize that their water heater may need to be flushed and cleaned out to stay up-and-running. Over time, sediment and minerals build-up at the base of the tank and can cause a variety of problems.

If you’ve never heard about flushing your water heater, here are a few reasons why you might want to have yours checked out ASAP!

1. Flushing Can Reduce Noise

Does your water heater rattle, bang or clunk for no apparent reason? If the mysterious noises suddenly disappear, don’t think the problem has gone away. After a certain period of time, build-up becomes so intense that water can’t easily move through the bottom of the tank. If your water heater was noisy and now sits quietly, that may be a sign you need your heater flushed now more than ever.

2. Water Will Heat Faster

Since water can’t flow as easily through a dirty tank, your heating speed is likely to decrease. Heat transference is obstructed by sediment and minerals collected at the bottom of your tank. If you’re standing with your hands under the sink or shivering next to a cold shower, flushing your water heater may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

This fast and efficient procedure can remedy months of iffy hot water and slow heating.

3. Lowers Your Utility Bills and Preserves Your Water Heater

When your water heater has to work longer to heat water, your energy costs go up even if you don’t think you’re using more than usual. Higher utility bills with no explanation could be tied to a heater in need of a good flushing.

Taking care of your water heater now can also spare you expensive repair costs down the line. Annually flushing your unit prevents it from breaking down before its time.

Get to the Bottom of Your Water Heater Problems Today!

Looking to flush your water heater in Bastrop County? Contact Parobek Plumbing, LLC to schedule your appointment!

Get in touch with your local professionals today to schedule plumbing and HVAC service: 512-910-8123!

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