Flush Your Water Heater As a Gift to Your Guests
’Twas the eve after guests arrived and all through the house, nobody could shower, not even grandma. When was the last time you flushed the water heater at your house in West Jordan, UT? If it was more than a year ago, it’s time. If you’ve never flushed it, you may receive a rude awakening at the worst time possible.
Yes, You Can!
Forget table cloths and napkins, and listen up! You are probably thinking of reasons why you can’t do this now, but you don’t want your houseguests to go without showers for the holidays. Here are some dispelled myths about flushing a water heater.
- Myth: You are too busy.
- Fact: If you have time to drink some coffee, then you have time to do this. Most of the job involves waiting.
- Myth: It’s too much work.
- Fact: Your job is to hook up a hose and turn a knob. Gravity does all the hard work.
- Myth: You don’t know how.
- Fact: You are about to learn.
How To Do the Flush
It may sound like a cool dance, but it doesn’t take that much energy to flush a water heater. Here are the steps:
- Find the breaker and shut down the power.
- Attach a hose to the faucet at the bottom of the tank.
- Turn the spigot and watch it flow!
- Open the pressure release valve at the top and turn on your kitchen faucet to hot.
- Close the water supply valve.
When it’s all done, it’s time to close any valves you opened and fill the tank again. The water and the hose are very hot, so be careful. Finally, turn on the power when the tank is completely full.
Help During the Holidays
A water heater flush is easy. Water-related destruction is much more difficult to deal with because of the varied materials involved and the risk of secondary damage from mold. You can call a water remediation professional to help see you through the disaster recovery, so you can go back to sipping eggnog by the fire.