If you’ve ever had your tanker heater fail on you, you know it’s a horrible inconvenience. Your family must get by without warm showers or hot water to wash clothes, hands and dishes, and the pain doesn’t end until your new water heater installation is complete.
TF Complete Heating & Cooling addresses hot water issues year-round in Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk and nearby counties. We always tell our customers that the best thing they can do to prevent water heater breakdowns is to flush their system yearly.
The number one cause of water heater failures is internal corrosion. Corrosive particles in your water eat away at the tank and eventually make it leak. (An anode rod in water heaters will slow this process but can’t prevent it altogether.)
Flushing your water heater annually will lower the concentration of these particles. That reduces internal corrosion and adds time to your equipment’s lifespan.
It will also help improve the quality of water coming from your tap, help maintain system efficiency and lower noise from the tank.
The process of flushing a traditional water heater — one with a tank — is pretty simple and requires only a garden hose and maybe a towel.
Here’s how you do it. (These are general instructions; please consult your owner’s manual for the specific steps of your model.)
One of the reasons that tankless water heaters last longer than traditional water heaters is that they have less exposure to corrosive elements in water. Even so, you should still flush them regularly. The process generally involves attaching hoses to the unit and running a mild vinegar solution through it. Your manual can provide exact instructions.
Whether you need standard water heater maintenance or a repair for a struggling unit, the Tom Fricker team can help. Our expert technicians have extensive experience with traditional and tankless systems. We can even help with flushing and cleaning your equipment.
We’re here to ensure your Complete satisfaction. Contact us for service today.