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Do you need to flush your water heater? Leave it to us.

Water heaters are one of the best modern conveniences providing instant hot water for cooking, cleaning and other activities in the home. When they work properly, they almost always go unnoticed. As soon as trouble arises, it can present a significant issue in our daily lives. Regular maintenance of your water heater is important and should include a water heater flush service.

Water Heater Flush in Los Angeles

As a water heater ages, sediment and debris can build up at the bottom of the unit. Areas with hard water can be particularly affected by this issue and if not taken care of can result in complete insulation of the water heater. Sediment build-up can also corrode elements of your water heater causing it to wear prematurely. If left unflushed, you can experience expensive repair bills or even be forced to replace your hot water heater. To keep it working properly a water heater flush must be performed during your regularly scheduled maintenance. 

When Should I Schedule a Water Heater Flush?

The size of the tank and the amount of hot water used in your home will determine how often it should be flushed. The water fed into the tank of the water heater is filtered to an extent otherwise, your heater would be quickly filled up with sediment. In general, you should flush a water heater every six to 12 months. 

Signs you need to flush a water heater include:

  • You have an older water heater
  • Rusty or dirty water
  • Lower amounts of hot water
  • Sediment coming out of the drain valve

Our expert technicians will come to your home and professionally perform a water heater flush. Safety is our primary concern while performing any of our plumbing services in your home. Before doing any of the work, we first shut off the power and natural gas to the water heater. Next, we release the water in the tank by opening the drain valve allowing it to completely dump out the water. Our next step is to refill and drain the water heater tank multiple times to ensure that all of the sediment has been removed. Finally, we refill the tank and turn on the power and natural gas. After the service is complete we perform a quality check to make sure everything is working properly. 

Los Angeles Tankless Water Heater Flush

You might think, why would I need to flush a tankless water heater? While there isn’t a tank to flush, calcium and other minerals can still be built up inside the unit. These types of units can be more complex as the difference in technology needs different measures to complete. Call one of our professionals to flush your tankless water heater.

Need a Water Heater Flush in Los Angeles, CA? Call Us Today!

If you are experiencing issues and need to flush your hot water heater, we can help! We can flush gas water heaters, traditional water heaters, and tankless water heaters as well as do water heater replacement and Tankless descaling. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our water heater services.

Water Heater Flush - 5 Star Plumbing