All the water in your house contains a certain amount of mineral content and other particulate matter. These sediments, therefore, end up building up forming a scale that ends up clogging pipes and drains. These scales require your heater to work harder than normal hence increases wear and tear leading to increasing the bills and maintenance costs. Here are the reasons to why you should flush your water heater:
Reduction of the noise produced by your water heaters
When the water heaters are flushed there are a reduction of noise. When the scale layers inside the tanks solidify it leads to the popping, bagging, and crackling sounds. This is reduced by flushing the heater hence you heater ends up operating smoothly and no funny noise that is irritating.
Increase your heating speed
When you flush your water heater it increases the heating speed of water. When foreign materials settle at the bottom of the heater tank it leads to slow operation of the heater and hence it takes more time to heat water to the desired temperatures this may lead to running out of hot water.
Reduce the bills and maintenance cost.
When it takes time for water to heat up to the desired temperatures the more energy will be consumed to heat the water. This means there will be high bills. This also applies when you end up using more money to repair the parts of the heater as a result of corrosive scale deposits or clogging sediments. This problem of cost and bills can be best reduced by flushing your water heaters most frequently.
Flushing your water heaters help ensure warranty protection.
Some of the warranties do not protect your water heaters in case of the failure due to the scale formation. So in the case of your heater failing because of the formation of the sediments most of the manufacturer does not give a warranty. Therefore constant flushing of your water heaters helps you to ensure the manufacturers honor the warranty in case the failure of your water heater.
Scale build ups contributes to the failure of the water heater.
When the sediments solidifies and build up to form the scales and the scales builds up blocking the pipes and drains this led up to the failure of your water heaters. The scales can also make the electrodes to fail prematurely. This may led to no hot water in your showers. It can also turn into a kind of insulating layer between the heat source and the water. This may in turn led to leakages or tank failure, hence it’s advisable that you flush your water heater frequently.
You should flush your water most frequently so that you reduce the rate at which the scale builds up in your water heater. Scales depends on the amount of the minerals found on the water. How warm you keep your water and the amount water you used in your daily activities. All in all you’re advised to monitor your scale buildup just by flushing your hot water heater.