Houston Plumbers – Water Heaters and Sediment

Did you know that dirt and sediment that finds its way into your hot water heater can cause many problems including deteriorating the tank itself? In order for you to get the best out of your hot water heater you should have the tank flushed at least once a year in order to remove the accumulation of dirt and sediment in the tank.

If you are a do-it-yourself homeowner you may want to do this yourself, however, if you haven’t the foggiest of what you are doing then you should get in touch with a professional  plumbing company, such as, Ben Franklin Plumbing in Houston, TX to assist you with this. You could also schedule for us to come to our home on a yearly basis to do this for you also. to optimal function keeping your water hot, clean and energy efficient.

What Happens if You Don’t Flush the Hot Water Heater?

Performance – Whenever a hot water heater is not flushed on a yearly basis then the bottom of the tank will begin to collect sediment and other debris that finds its way into your water supply. This sediment will be composed of iron, calcium, dirt and scale. Over a period of time the sediment will begin to decrease the performance of your hot water heater.  This is because the hot water heater will have to work harder in order to heat the water through the grime.

Water Quality— As the sediment builds up, it will be in direct contact with the water in which you bathe in, clean your dishes, and wash your clothes.  This can become a very large concern as the warm water and the sediment mixes which makes the ideal environment for breeding bacteria. Many of us worry about just how clean our water supply is from the municipal water systems and we do not even realize that the hot water heater in our own homes could potentially be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.

Energy Use – With the more sediment and other debris building up in the hot water heater and it having to work harder this means an increase in energy-usage. You can expect the efficiency of the hot water heater to further decrease year on end for each year that the tank is not flushed.

Malfunctions and Maintenance – When the sediment and other debris at the bottom of the hot water heater tank is left to accumulate it will end up costing you quite a bit of money in unnecessary repairs and / or replacement of the hot water heater itself. When it starts to work extensively harder in order to heat the water through this sediment layer it can potentially lead the hot water heater into overheating. It can also make strange noises, shake, rattle and even emit a foul smell.  Repairs could range from anywhere between $100 to $1000 or more if the hot water heater needs to be replaced. Avoid all of these problems by simply having the hot water heater flushed on a yearly basis.

About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is a full turn-key solution for professional plumbing repairs, installation, service and maintenance for both residential and commercial provided by our Houston plumbers. We have on-call professional and friendly emergency plumbers that are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty-five days out of the year for your convenience. We understand that problems and emergencies with your plumbing can arise at any time and as is more often the case at the most inconvenient times and this is why we offer 24-hour services throughout the Houston Metropolitan area.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s professional and experienced expert plumbers will take care of all of your plumbing-related needs. So, if you need professional Houston plumbers, you can count on our plumbers to provide on time plumbing related service for you throughout the Houston, Katy, Rosenberg and Sugar Land, TX area. If you are looking for a professional plumbing service company to make repairs, maintenance, or installation services then you need to look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg for all of your plumbing needs.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is one of the most prestige and trusted local plumbing companies in the Houston area. Our high standards of service, customer satisfaction and explicit attention to detail is what makes us one of the most trusted plumbing service companies that both homeowners and businesses in the area can rely on time after time. When you give us a call, you can rest assured knowing that you are in very capable and professional hands and will receive the best plumbing services in the area. Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our rock-solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

If you are having a plumbing-related problem in your home or office and you need professional assistance, then do not hesitate to reach out to Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today. One of our professional and friendly plumbers will take care of your Houston plumbers needs. Give us a call and one of our team members will be more than happy to answer any of your questions or concerns and schedule an appointment with you at your earliest convenience in order to assess the plumbing problems and to resolve the issues promptly. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg a call today if you are looking for professional Houston plumbers that you can count on. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay.