EHS – Water Damage Newport Beach

5 Reasons to Flush Your Water Heater

The water in your New Port Beach home is safe for consumption thanks to modern water systems. These systems are responsible for removing all the toxic sediments and minerals from your water making it reliably clean, safe and healthy. As much as the water is clean for consumption, some of the toxic substances do not disappear entirely from the heater’s tank. These sometimes settle on the bottom of the heater’s tank. This residue may build up to the extent of clogging up your water heater thereby causing water damage. It is important that your flush your water heater regularly.

Why do you need to flush your water heater?

1. To remove sediment and mineral build-up

When these residues build up at the bottom of your water heater, they act as insulators to the heat at the bottom of the tank. This causes the heater to overwork since it requires more time and energy to heat a small amount of water. This may weaken the appliance causing it to leak. Also, the sediments at the bottom may cause your water heater to get rusty or even burst thereby causing water damage.

2. Enjoy lower utility bills

A heater that is in good condition consumes less energy. You will notice reduced energy bills in your NewPort Beach house if you flush your water heater regularly. Remember that if you don’t clean your heater regularly, you may end up spending more on repairs caused by clogging sediments.

3. Extend the life of your water heater

In case you don’t flush your heater, the scale will build up causing the electrodes to fail prematurely. Also, a buildup of sediments causes the bottom of the tank to heat up more than it should. This may cause the tank to leak or even worse breakdown causing water damage. Flushing out the sediments from your heater will prevent it from failing sooner that necessary.

4. To improve the time it takes to heat water

Flushing your heater will remove all the sediments at its base, enabling it to heat water faster as well as reduce the chances of running out of hot water.

5. To avoid costly water damage

If your water tank is leaking, the water will seep into your New Port Beach house. Excessive leakage will cause water damage, ruin your electric systems, walls, and ceiling, as well as weaken the entire structure. Your home may also grow mold, which is hazardous in a household. To avoid such instances from happening, ensure that you flush your water heater regularly to prevent it from causing damage in your home.

How often should you flush your water heater?

How regularly you flush your heater depends on various factors including:

  • Mineral content of the water
  • How hot you keep your water
  • How much water you use

There is no general answer as to how often you can flush your water heater. The best thing to do would be contacting Emergency Home Solutions to get professional advice and to know how to monitor buildups in your heater.