How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 17, 2021

Most water heaters have a large, insulated tank to hold hot water and ensure that your home has plenty of hot water all the time. Naturally occurring water minerals, grit flushed from municipal lines, and sand accumulate over time and settle in the tank’s bottom. The sediment buildup in a water heater tank can potentially reduce the efficiency and capacity of the unit. Additionally, it can interfere with ongoing maintenance and plug the drain to cause early water heater failure. Therefore, it’s necessary to drain water heaters often to eliminate the sediments. Follow these simple steps to drain your water

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