We Know You Flush Your Toilet, Now What?
Yes, it can sometimes be easy to forget. But did you know that your toilet is not the ONLY one that needs flushing? Draining and flushing your hot water heater is a very important task that gets overlooked.
Trust us, this is not a sales pitch. But it is important to keep all your appliances in check. And for your information, it is actually very easy... for us! But here is the information, if you're ever feeling adventurous.
How Often Should You do This
The math is also easy, flushing and draining are optimum for a continuously working water heater. However, we know it is not always financially helpful ... Our suggestion, every 2 to 3 years. And so it starts.
What to Turn Off:
- Water heater thermostat
- Gas valve
- Cold water supply
What to Turn On:
- Your hot water in a sink, or your shower.
- Spigot and drain (so you can see the water that's coming out). Before this, however, you must first connect a garden hose or any draining device. We really don't want your house to flood.
- Turn on or open (same thing) your pressure relief valve.
How do I Drain it Now?
After everything is set up, or you at least have an idea of what we usually do, it's time to flush flush flush. The cold water spigot needs to be turned on, while you let it run for a couple of minutes.
The water coming out will have tainted colors if you are dealing with sediment or hard water. But as this process continues, you will begin to see clearer water with time. Stop flushing once you are happy with the cleanliness of your water... which, should be see-through.
The steps are easy, but the work is real, and while this is happening, will you know exactly how to reverse the entire process? Probably not! By all means, use this information to try it, but if you find yourself in need of help, explanations or ... a disaster! Don't forget to give us a call and we will happily explain what to do next, or simply run to your home in order to give you peace of mind.