How often and why you should flush your Hot Water tank?
Sediment at the bottom of your heater can prevent the drain valve from working properly and even effect the efficiency of your hot water heater. As sediment builds up, it takes more energy to heat the water, increased energy costs is a common side effect of hard water. Specifically, calcium scale and mineral deposits or sediment are the result of hard water in a water heater. As the scale builds up, it actually works to insulate the water from the heating effects of the water heater. Another effect of hard water on a water heater is the accumulation of sediment making its way into water lines and creating an obstruction. This type of blockage is frequently difficult to detect and can lead to very expensive repair bills in order to pinpoint and eliminate the blockage. Castle Maintenance has many great services including flushing out or replacing your hot water tank.