If you have a hot water heater tank, you could be having problems with it that a simple flush-out and cleaning will take care of. A good sign that you need to have your water heater serviced is when you aren’t getting enough hot water, consistent hot water, or none. Also, if your water pressure slows down when you use hot water, tank cleaning and flush out could be the solution.
Your fresh water supply contains minerals like lime that turn to a hard scale substance when heated to a certain temperature. Scale coats everything it touches. It also builds upon itself within the water heater tanks, pipes, faucets, shower heads, and appliances. It’s extremely hard to remove once the lime has been heated by the water heater tank.
Eventually, the scale builds up so much in the pipes that only a trickle of water gets through. Then you have water pressure problems. All throughout this time, it is corroding your plumbing system and wreaking havoc on your dishwasher and other appliances.
Sediments and scale buildup within your water heater tank can cause serious damage to the moving and working parts within.
Water Heater Cleaning & Flush Outs
Your water heater is made of many parts that move and need to operate properly. The heating elements are vulnerable to this substance when the scale and sediments in the water are too thick and they end up burning out quickly. If the water heater tank isn’t cleared and flushed out, the heating elements will just continue to burn out until you get rid of the scale and sediments.
In fact, sediment build up can be so high in your hot water heater tank that it can actually reach the lowest heating element area and cover it. When things reach this point, If you were to pull out the lower heating element, you can actually see the sediments inside the hole the heating element was sitting in.
Your hot water tank may need to be cleaned and flushed out, and if it still has years of life left on it, that’s the best things you can do for it. In fact, you really should be getting a once a year plumbing maintenance appointment to inspect and repair or replace and clean your piping system including the hot water tank.
Hire A Plumber For Water Heater Cleaning & Flush Outs
Opening up your hot water heater tank and flushing it out is something you don’t want to try to do on your own unless you’re a licensed plumber. Anytime you work on an electrical or gas fed system like this, you should only have a licensed and insured professional working on it. Otherwise, you are risking electrical shock or gas related hazards like fire or gas leaks.
If you’re experiencing a slow down in your hot water pipes or your hot water isn’t hot enough anymore, call Hedrick’s Service Now. We are a licensed Dallas Air Conditioning and Plumbing company who offers hot water heater services. We’ll come out and take a look at your tank and other plumbing systems.
You may need a hot water tank flush out and cleaning or there could be other causes for your plumbing issues. Either way, we’ll help you figure out what’s needed and get your hot water back on for you.