Your hot water system can keep on producing reliable, hot and abundant streams of steaming hot water for your daily showers and baths for years upon years – as long as you do all of the right things. And one of those things, we’re here to tell you, is learning how to flush a water heater – and we can’t wait to show you how.
But before we get into how and why flushing hot water systems is the headline maintenance tip you simply must know about, what else should you know about looking after your system?
With all of that said, we know why you’re here – to learn all about why, how and how often you should flush a water heater so that it lasts as long as possible.
Let’s start with the ‘why’ and the ‘how often’ aspects of flushing water heaters:
Put simply, your mains water may seem clean & clear – but it’s not. To varying degrees, each water supply contains an array of minerals and contaminants. They may not hurt you, but over time the sediment build-up can very much hurt your hot water system. That’s why flushing water heaters is the single most important aspect of hot water system maintenance.
Because hot water systems are not as cheap as chips, prevention is a lot better than cure. You may not notice the sediment building up, and it’s true that it may take years before you notice a single problem – but it’s crucial to look out for the signs.
Remember, even if your unit seems to be working just fine, we still recommend an annual plumbing inspection – because it’s going to work out a lot cheaper than a brand new unit in the end!
It’s taken a while to get here, but we have finally arrived where we wanted to get to – understanding how to flush a water heater at home. It really is as simple as following these 7 easy steps:
Your system will now replenish the tank with fresh water – and hopefully, it’s close to 100% sediment free! Congrats!
Did you know the hot water experts at Fawcett Plumbing can step your hot water system maintenance up a notch with a professional and incredibly thorough hot water system flush – complete with our famous workmanship guarantee?
We’re also Adelaide’s favourite hot water specialists for repairs, replacements and installations – so protect your hot water system by trusting the friendly Adelaide plumbing team. We can’t wait for your call.