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Tips for Maintaining Your Water Heater

It’s easy to forget about your water heater and just how crucial it is to your everyday life, but it is one of the most used systems within your home. Here are just a few of the most common uses for your water heater:

  • Washing your hands
  • Taking a shower or bath
  • Using the dishwasher
  • Washing laundry
  • Cooking

Without a properly working water heater, we would all be living very unhygienic lives, or simple tasks like bathing would take ages while we wait for the water to boil on the stove. Avoid these disasters and make sure your water heater remains in working order with our help.

How to Maintain Your Water Heater

Water heater maintenance isn’t spoken about nearly enough, and while it is pretty low maintenance, there are a few things you should do at least once a year to keep your water heater running smoothly.

One of the most important methods of maintenance is flushing out your water heater. All water has a natural mineral content in it, typically made up of calcium and magnesium. While these minerals aren’t bad for your health in minimal amounts, they can do a number on your appliances, fixtures, and even hair and skin.

These minerals impact your water heater because as they sift through the water, they begin to settle at the base of the tank, which causes rusting, build-up, and other issues that lead to inefficient water heating. To take care of this problem, you’ll need to drain your tank of water, which will also let the sediment out.

If you have more questions about caring for your water heater, or if you need to schedule a repair or replacement, contact our team! We would be happy to help with all of your water heater needs. Visit our website or give us a call at for more information!