Why Should You Drain Your Water Heater?

Why Should You Drain Your Water Heater?

Did you know that you should flush your water heater once a year? Many homeowners don’t! However, overtime, sediment can build in your water heater, reducing it’s efficiency and increasing your utility bills.

Although it is often overlooked, your water heater needs regular maintenance – just like any other piece of equipment. Flushing out your water heater clears out sediments and minerals, such as calcium and lime, that would otherwise limit your water heater’s performance.

If you don’t flush your water heater as part of your routine plumbing maintenance, you may find that the sediment will start to come out of your sink faucets, shower heads, and build in your plumbing pipes. This can lead to serious and costly plumbing problems down the line.

Interested in learning more about the importance of flushing your water heater annually? Read this Angie’s List article for more information.

Is it time to drain your water heater? Our professional plumbing technicians are here to take care of it for you. Call (412) 265-2662 to contact the professionals at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.