Extend the life of your water heater – flush yearly!
Did you know that, over time, sediment, calcium and minerals settle out of your water into the bottom of your water heater tank and cause major issues?
The water in our area is very hard and carries a host of dissolved minerals. While these minerals are safe to drink, they can wreak havoc on the plumbing systems in our Central Illinois homes. High temperatures in water heaters increase the amount of calcium and other dissolved solids that hard water leaves behind. These solids love to settle in at the bottom of your water heater. And guess what is also on the bottom of your water heater? Your heating element!
As solids build up on top of your heating element, they begin to disrupt the heating process causing your water heater to work overtime to create hot water.
Problems caused by sediment in your water heater:
Less hot waterDoes your hot water seem to run out faster than it used to? Does it not get as hot as it did in the past? This could be caused by that nasty layer of sediment and sludge lying in the bottom of your tank. That layer will make it harder for your heating element to heat the water in the tank.
Higher energy billsThe harder you water heater has Since your water heater can’t heat the water as well, it will run longer and rack up your energy bills. And running more often can lead to…
Burst/leaking water heaterYour water heater has a special inner lining to prevent the tank from rusting. But when your water heater is running constantly (because of the layer of sediment on the bottom), the tank overheats and cracks the protective lining.
So now your water heater is more susceptible to rust, which can cause the tank to leak or burst. And that leads to…
Water damageWhen water heaters burst, that’s 60 to 80 gallons of water all over your home. That’s some serious water damage
The best way to avoid these headaches: Flush your water heater annually. Hire Covenant Plumbing to take care of this for you! Through April 30th, we are offering you a water heater flush for $89!