California offers a little bit of everything when it comes to climate and landscape. And these varying ecological conditions have an impact on the water that comes into our home.
While our tap water is safe it can be hard, and it may contain calcium carbonate. That’s nothing to worry about for cooking, drinking or bathing, but over time it results in sediment build-up in your plumbing, particularly in your water heater.
If enough sediment settles at the bottom of the tank, it can form a barrier between the water and the heat source. Usually you’ll still get hot water, but the system will require more energy to get it to you. Result: Higher energy bills. And if the issue is not corrected, that sediment can cause enough corrosion to create a breach. Result: New water heater.
The easiest way to avoid any potential issues or damage is with a periodic flush of the water heater.
If you are familiar with plumbing it’s a task that can be completed in a few minutes. However, many homeowners may not feel comfortable shutting off the heater’s water source and thermostat, adjusting the pressure relief valve, and connecting an exterior hose that will remove the sediment.
Fortunately, the experts at SoCal Plumbers 911 can take care of this for you, either as a standalone service or as part of water heater maintenance check that will examine every aspect of your system.
Ready to schedule a “fall flush”? Contact us today