Water tanks represent close to 20% of your monthly utility bill. This simple task, removes accumulated sediment that forces your water tank to work harder and stop working sooner.
What to do?
Step 1: Turn the water heater off
Step 2: Then turn off the cold-water valve to stop water from coming into the tank
Step 3: Attach a drain or garden hose to the drain valve on the side of the tank
Step 4: Put the end of the hose in a heat-proof bucket or location whereby it can drain properly.
Step 5: Turn on a faucet (or two) in your home to stop a vacuum from forming in your pipes.
Step 6: Now start draining the tank by turning ON the drain valve. You may have to use a screwdriver.
Step 7: Once the water heater finished draining the sediment, turn OFF the drain valve, take off the hose.
Step 8: Now turn ON the cold-water valve and turn ON again the heating elements in the water heater.
Materials and Supplies needed:
– A bucket
– A hosepipe
– A screwdriver