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Signs You Should Get a Water Heater Flush

How can I tell if my water heater needs flushing?

Did you know that sediment accumulates in your water heater tank? The buildup causes lasting damage and reduces your unit’s efficiency. Especially with the hard water we have in Salt Lake City, your unit requires frequent flushing to stay in good condition.

Unlike other appliances in your home, noticing signs of water heater failure may be tricky to spot. Here are a few warning signs that you need a water heater flush.

No Hot Water
When your unit stops producing hot water, there is either a large amount of sediment buildup or a faulty burner. A water heater flush and inspection will determine the source of the problem and get you back on track.

Funny Smells
Strange odors from your hot water is a sign of bacteria in your tank. With a water heater flush, our experienced plumbers will sanitize the tank, eliminate the smell and risk of infection.

Strange Noises
Loud noises inside your tank are a common sign of sediment buildup. As the particles of calcium and dirt rustle when the water heats, they can bang against the sides of the unit.

Rust Colored Water
If you notice rust colored water when you turn on the tap, your anode rod — the metal pole in the top of the unit— needs to be replaced.

During your bi-annual water heater flush, our expert plumbers will also inspect the metal pieces of your tank, ensuring your hot water is rust free.

If you notice one or more of these indicators that your water heater needs maintenance, call (801) 833-333 to speak with the expert plumbers at Action Plumbing and Heating. We can flush your unit and get it back in tip-top shape!