How do I flush my water heater?

If you want to keep your water heater working properly for years, you need to flush it at least once a year. To do so, you can either work with a professional or follow these six steps.

How Do I Flush My Water Heater by Pacific Plumbing and Drain in Vancouver WA

If you’re interested in flushing your own water heater, do the following:

  1. Cut the power and water supply to the water heater.
  2. Attach one end of a water hose to the drain and the other end in a bucket.
  3. Turn on the water heater’s faucet and drain the water into the bucket, until the water starts to run clear.
  4. Turn off the faucet.
  5. Turn the water heater back on.
  6. Switch the water supply back on to refill the tank with clean water.

Flushing your water heater periodically (at least once a year) not only helps remove sediment and debris from the tank, but it also helps extend the life of your water heater. Additionally, it also helps save you on energy costs.

How do I flush my water heater? IN VANCOUVER WA AND PORTLAND OR

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