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What Every Homeowner Should Know About A Water Heater Flush!

Water heater problems are frustrating, leaving you without hot water. If only there were a way to refresh your system. Well, your water heater has this option, and it’s called a flush! Manufacturers highly recommend that you flush your water heater once a year. Why? Because sediment, rust, and scale can build up inside the tank, causing issues with your water heater’s ability to do its job! Plus, debris in the tank can lead to corrosion that takes years off your water heater’s life.

For the best results, call F.H. Furr, the dependable plumbers in Fairfax, to tune-up your water heater.

What happens when my water heater is flushed?

When our team arrives to flush out your water heater, they’ll begin by connecting a hose to the tank. As the water flushes out, it travels through the hose to an appropriate container or drain (outside, a utility sink, etc.). Once the tank is clear, we’ll refill the tank. 

Flushing the tank is only part of our water heater maintenance services. Give us a call to learn more, or schedule an appointment!

Can I Flush My Water Heater Myself?

While it may be tempting to flush the tank yourself, we strongly advise you don’t! With an appliance like a water heater, it’s best to let a professional plumber handle maintenance.

Why Does My Water Heater Need to Be Flushed?

Flushing your water heater removes harmful sediment and minerals that have built up in the tank. Sediment and mineral buildup creates a layer that makes it harder for the heating element to get to the water. As a result, your system will work harder to heat the water, which can shorten its life span!

How Often Should I Flush My Water Heater?

We recommend scheduling water heater maintenance once a year, just as many manufacturers do. You might consider scheduling this service bi-annually if you live in an area with hard water.

What Happens If I Don’t Flush My Water Heater?

In addition to the strain that sediment puts on your water heater, it can also get into the pipes in your home, causing further damage to your home’s entire plumbing system.

Annual water heater flushing should be part of your home’s overall maintenance. Call on us to have your system cleared out today!

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