If you’ve ever been about to jump into a shower only to discover that there’s no hot water available, you’re well aware of the misery it can cause. In order to prevent this problem, you’ll periodically need a professional plumbing service to visit your Arlington home and clean the sediment out of your water heater. Continue reading to learn how sediment affects the efficiency of your water heater.
- Coats Heating Elements: Sediment is naturally present in the water that flows through your water heater. Over time, this sediment builds up and coats the heating element in your home’s electric unit. When this happens, it becomes more difficult for your water heater to warm up water, causing it to become less efficient. Many homeowners make the mistake of assuming that their water heater is a maintenance-free system until they notice increased energy bills.
- Reduces Hot Water Supply: The most obvious symptom of an ineffective and inefficient water heater is cold water. Oftentimes, this issue causes home owners to turn up the temperature on their water heater, which uses more energy and does not solve the problem. If your shower or sink isn’t getting any hot water or runs out of hot water quickly, there may be a large amount of sediment affecting your water heater’s performance. Water that looks rusty, muddy, or dirty is a definite sign that you should schedule a professional water heater cleaning.
The experts at All Plumbing, Inc. can flush the sediment from your water heater. If you’re wondering why your old water heater isn’t working the way it once did, turn to All Plumbing, Inc. Call us today at (571) 451-2971 to find out more about our residential water heater services.