Throughout the life of any water heater, your unit will retain some of the minerals from your water. When substances like calcium carbonate build up inside your water heater tank, they can seriously degrade your water heater’s performance and shave years off its life span. So not only will your water heater break down for good sooner, but it will also cost you more money to run.
The good news is that a water heater with significant scale buildup usually gives you a few indications of the problem. The most common issues are cloudy or rusty-colored water, lukewarm water, excessive sounds from the storage tank, and higher electricity bills.
If you’re dealing with significant scale buildup in your water heater, the good news is that it’s an easy fix. Call us to schedule a water heater flush, and one of our technicians will systematically remove every bit of sediment from your unit. Depending on the severity of the buildup, it could also be worth taking other preventative measures to avoid it in the future, such as installing a reverse osmosis system that will remove the excess calcium from your water before it ever reaches your water heater.
Note: water heater flushes aren’t just for gas, and electric tanked water heaters. They’re also necessary for tankless and hybrid water heaters. Call now to learn more.