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Home maintenance tip for increasing the life of your water heater!

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As time goes on your water heater builds up sediment in the tank. Every six months it’s recommended that you flush that sediment from the water heater to increase the life of the water heater. Before flushing the heater first you should turn the dial down to a low setting so that the water heater isn’t heating water while you flush it. The next thing you do is connect a garden hose to the drain valve which is located on the lower side of your water heater. Make sure the hose is secured before flushing the system so that water does not leak from it. After connecting the hose you may want to take off the cover of your floor drain so that water doesn’t splash everywhere but it is not required. After putting the other end of your hose in the floor drain you can start to flush the system. offshore centre . Some systems have a handle on the valve that you can simply pull with your hand but others may have a knob that you will need to loosen with a screw driver to flush. You will simply turn the knob counterclockwise and the water will begin to drain. At first the water will be a rusty color because of the mix of sediment in it. Once you start to notice the water becoming clear then you’ll know you have flushed it enough. Turn the handle back the other way or tighten the screw to stop the flushing. Remove the hose and your water heater is now flushed. This should be done every 3-6 months to increase the life and efficiency of your heater.

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