As a new homeowner, I can tell you that things aren't always as simple as they appear. I started thinking about it a few years ago, and I realized that there were some serious problems with our plumbing system. We had issues with drains working correctly and toilets flushing like they should, so I started focusing more heavily on understanding the basics of our plumbing system. Within a few short months the entire system was operating more fluidly because of a few changes that I made, so I wanted to create a blog all about my journey. Check out these articles to learn more about the plumbing basics.
The water heater is the one appliance you probably never think about. You get hot water out of your pipes when needed and on demand, until that one day that you don't. Then you're taking a cold shower and washing your hands with ice water. It can be quite a pain to have to go without hot water. Prevent a premature breakdown of your hot water heater by performing maintenance on this appliance. The number-one maintenance task you should do each year is to drain the sediment out of the tank. Read below for instructions on how to do this task.
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Sediment can build up in your water heater over time, especially if you have hard water. This buildup can cause your water heater to work overtime and can cause a premature breakdown of your appliance. Be sure to empty the sediment from your water heater at least once per year to lengthen the life of your appliance. Contact a water heater repair service in your area for additional advice.