Water Heater Repair Fort Worth
Water Heater Repair Fort Worth
Water heater repair in Fort Worth is not a task the average homeowner can provide. However, the maintenance of flushing the tank is a DIY project for handy homeowners. Flushing will extend its lifespan, and assist in maintaining optimal performance, and efficiency.
The result of neglecting to flush the tank, is the need for increased water heater repair in Fort Worth, a corroded tank and a reduced lifespan.
In addition, sediment can cause a water heater to be noisy. Flushing the tank should eliminate the problem, and routine flushing can help to prevent it altogether. If you have flushed the tank, and continue to hear unusual noise, contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber for water heater repair in Fort Worth.
Of course, if you are uncomfortable with the procedure, Benjamin Franklin’s licensed plumbers can provide the service for you. The recommended schedule will depend upon the area you live in. At the minimum, provide a full flush annually. There will be more on that later, after you learn how to flush your tank.
Draining a Water Heater
- 1.Turn off the shut-off valve supplying the water. This valve is located on the water heater’s cold water supply. If the valve malfunctions, or you lack one, shut the water off at the homes main shut off valve, or the water meter.
- 2.On a gas water heater, turn the temperature dial to pilot. This will prevent the burner from coming on while the water heater is draining. On an electric model, flip the breaker in the home’s electrical panel off.
- 3.Attach a garden hose to the drain valve at the bottom of the water heater and place the other end out of a door, ensuring hot water will not drain on people, pets, plants or electrical outlets, lights or other. If you are unable to do this, use a bucket and empty frequently. Do not fill the bucket up, to avoid splashing hot water on yourself.
- 4.Place a thick towel under the hose and drain valve, in the event the garden hose leaks.
- 5.Open a faucet near the water heater; this will enable the water to drain from the water heater.
- 6.Open the drain valve, water should flow out of it. Monitor the amount of sediment, once the water runs clear you can shut off the drain valve.
- 7.Close the valve and disconnect the hose carefully.
- 8.Turn the water supply back on. Once the air is out of the line, turn off the open faucet.
- 9.Turn the temperature dial back to your original setting on a gas water heater. Turn the breaker back on for an electric water heater.
Once the water heater has received a full flush, removing 2-3 quarts every 2 to 3 months will prevent a build-up of sediment. If you maintain this schedule, your water heater should not require a full flush again. Furthermore, flushing, and providing water heater repair in Fort Worth when problems first occur, can extend the lifespan of the water heater.
A Benjamin Franklin plumber offers the expertise you require for reliable water heater repair in Fort Worth. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding areas with quality plumbing services. We are a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.