Why do water heaters need to be flushed? This article here will tell you everything you need about flushing water heaters, particularly the gas types. Without wasting even more of your time, let us begin with the topic of the day.
Why does Water Heater Need to be Flushed?
Like any other humanly inventions out there, water heaters are frail to prolonged usage and unwanted residual build-ups. Trust me; when I say unwanted, it is very unwanted.
You would not want to see it, and you would not want to touch it. I once saw a water heater is flushed, and when I saw the residue that has been building up in the place, my appetite suddenly turned to the low.
It is pretty disgusting, and even more so if you leave your water heater unflushed for several years or days (you need to flush the thing once a year after all. To prevent your water heater from breaking, that is). That residual build-up is mostly minerals, but not the kind that will fetch a high price in the market, so throw it away!
How to Flush the Water Heater?
Flushing any water heater is as easy as eating a hot apple pie in cold autumn ONLY IF you have the tool for it. Without the proper tool, flushing one is a chore. No one wanted to do a chore, even if it a simple one.
If you managed to gather around the needed resolve to flush your water heater, but you do not have the tool on you, you could either buy it or create it independently. You only need a vacuum adapter, a drain valve, and a garden hose. Assemble it to create one the most efficient flusher out in the world.
After you assembled it, you can go on ahead and plug the heater on the drainage and flush the residual out. It could and sometimes would take a long time to finish (it depends on how nasty the residual built up is), so you have to be patient.
When you are done with the sucking, it is time for the second flushing. To do this, you have to open the cold water valve and let it do the rest of the job (still with the vacuum machine on though), and you will be good to go.