Hot water heater maintenance is necessary to prevent mineral buildup
“Your water heater heats and stores a lot of heated water. Calcium deposits and other gunk can collect in the bottom of it. You don’t want that to mix with the water you use to cook and bathe. Regular maintenance reduces the amount of minerals that collect in the tank which can cause smelly, foul-tasting water, low water pressure, and odd noises. A water heater flush is key to keep your water heater functioning at its best and lasting longer.
Flushing your water heater not only makes the appliance run more efficiently and ensures your family is using clean water, it saves energy. In some water heaters, a quarter of the tank can fill with deposits. The higher they build up, the less efficiently the heater works, and the less hot water you have to save.”
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While this process can be done yourself, a key thing to remember is that you’re dealing with water that could be as hot as 120 degrees F. Unless you’re qualified to install or maintain such appliances, there’s always a risk for injury. Also you’ll need to compensate for mineral buildup with a water softener, another facet of hot water maintenance that one should be familiar with.
The professionals at Team Mechanical installs, repairs, and maintains a wide variety of different water heater types. If you’re water heater is malfunctioning or you’d like a new one installed call us at 612-729-5646 or visit our hot water heater page for more information.