First things first: your water heater is essential to modern living. Without a working water heater, you can say goodbye to hot showers and effective dish-washing. And if your water heater fails, you could be dealing with a few inches of water covering the floor of your home (try not to think about how much restoring your floors would cost). No one wants to be stuck in a position like that.
So let Dauenhauer make sure you never end up in this pickle. Here are some ways we can help:
DIY Water Heater Flush
Believe it or not, you can flush your water heater yourself. Attach a hose to the bib (faucet) at the bottom of the water heater. Turn off the gas control valve, open the drain bib, and flush water through the bib into your yard.
Inexpensive plastic bibs often break or clog and won’t re-seal after flushing.
Call Dauenhauer and flush your water heater and we’ll replace your bib with a full port drain down valve that’ll make annual flushing a snap.
Flush Your Water Heater Every Year
Mineral deposits in the water release as the water heats and cools. This process creates sediments that build up, causing inefficiency, reduced capacity, and even leaks. Flushing your water heater to remove harmful build up can drastically increase your water heater’s lifespan.
Install An Expansion Tank
The water in your tank expands and contracts continuously throughout the day as it heats up and cools down. An expansion tank is essentially a balloon that expands and contracts with the water to ease the pressure on the water heater, extending its life.