Causes of Sediment Buildup in Your Heater

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Causes of Sediment Buildup in Your Heater

If your home has hard water, you may suffer from sediment buildup in your water heater. While this may seem like a minor issue, over time, sediment buildup can lead to corrosion and other serious problems that warrant prompt water heater repair in Stamford, CT. JNR Plumbing explains the top causes of sediment buildup below:

Not Using a Water Softening System

A water softening system aids in the removal of minerals in the water, such as calcium and magnesium, that produce hardness. Because hard water can be harmful to pipes and appliances and hinders the use of soaps and detergents, a system like this will be beneficial in preventing sediment buildup in your water heater.

Not Inspecting The Anode Rod

During water heater installation, be sure that the anode rod in your heater is working properly, as this helps protect the water heater tank against corrosion. The anode rod is prone to deteriorate with time, however, lowering its performance.

To be certain the anode rod is in perfect functioning order, an inspection of the water tank anode rod is required, usually after the heater's warranty period has expired. Consult a plumber in Stamford, CT, to replace the rod if it becomes corroded.

Not Flushing Your Heater

To reduce the likelihood of a water heater replacement, the water in the heater should be flushed to prevent sediment buildup, which can cause problems over time. Flushing should be done at least twice a year.

The flushing procedure varies depending on the tank type. Because the heat exchanger in a tankless water heater is small and the water passageways are narrow, the water flow is restricted if sediments clog it. A pump is used for flushing a tankless heater since the water must be circulated through the unit.

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