The average life expectancy of a water heater is 8-10 years. When you do an annual flush, it’s going to make the water heater last up to 15-20 years, if done properly. Over the years, lots of sediment can build in your water heater. Calcium is the biggest killer. You will lose efficiency and it won’t last as long. That’s why we believe that flushing your water heater once a year will double its life.
It’s something that’s easily overlooked. Most customers don’t do it. We’ve got to keep the calcium and magnesium from building up in there. If you don’t, it’s going to reduce the life expectancy of that water heater, make it less efficient, and it’s going to be noisy. You’re going to hear it crackin’ and poppin’. It almost sounds like somebody is poppin’ popcorn in your water heater. That can be very frustrating at 2 am.
When you let a bunch of calcium and magnesium build up in your water heater, the flame is trying to heat through all of that. As it’s heating up, the calcium that’s in their pops. It’s like little miniature explosions going on inside your tank. You’re one tiny explosion away from literally puncturing a hole through your tank.
The result of not flushing your water heater can be catastrophic. We don’t believe in scaring people, but we do believe in being honest. If you haven’t flushed your water heater in 12 years and it’s up in your attic, out of sight and mind, you’re setting yourself up for a mess. All it takes is one piece of popcorn to pop, fail your tank, and now you’ve got water ruining your hardwood floors and furniture.
We want to do whatever it takes to make sure that doesn’t happen. When we flush your water heater, we will explain what we’re doing it, and even goes as far as to show you how to do it yourself. It makes me feel good knowing I’ve taught a customer how to make their water heater last longer and be more efficient. Give the On Time Experts a call at 469-336-3435.