Regular flushing of your water heater is probably the single most important step you can take to prolong its service life and to save energy. Over time, sediments build up in the bottom of your water heater. These sediments act as a barrier between the flame and the tank, thereby making your heater burn longer and hotter. This is not only destructive to the tank, but highly inefficient and will significantly raise your heating costs.
Besides regularly flushing these sediments away, Precision Plumbing also advises adding a water treatment system to your home to filter or condition the water so it is less corrosive to your plumbing system. To schedule a free, no-obligation estimate, call the Precision Plumbing 24-Hour Dispatch Center at 702-900-0756 and they can have a friendly, professional technician at your site within minutes.
In the Las Vegas area, the average water heater lasts 3-5 years. Regular flushing can double the life of your water heater to 7-10 years. And with the costs of replacement running from $700 to over $1200 in some cases, getting the most out of your heater is critical in today’s economy. In addition, regular flushing makes your water heater run more efficiently and can cut heating costs in half. Depending on the volume of hot water your home uses, that can mean a savings of $20 to over $50 a month.