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Keep Your Water Heater Free From Mineral Buildup

Mineral buildup is a problem in water heater tanks that aren't cleaned regularly. If you haven't checked on your water heater in a while, it's possible that mineral buildup is causing the hot water issues in your home.

Check Your Water Heater Tank

Sediment, minerals, and scale in your water can settle and and gather at the bottom of the tank. If it's not cleaned out, the buildup will prevent the burner from heating your water well.

In turn, the buildup can stress your system, and over time, the stress will shorten the lifespan of your water heater.

All it takes to keep your water heater happy and healthy is a good spa day. Flushing your tank annually will clear the buildup before it becomes a problem, which will extend the life of your water heater.

How to check for mineral buildup in your water heater tank

  • If you don't have a tub, run the shower instead (this will take a bit longer). Leave the rub or shower running while you check on your hot water heater.

  • Stand close enough by the tank to hear, then wait for the burner to come on. A minute or two after the burner starts, you'll hear a crackling or popping noise.

If mineral buildup isn't the issue, consider other causes of strange noises and no hot water.

What to Do if You Have Mineral Buildup in Your Water Heater Tank

Follow the steps outlined above and then flush your water heater. If you're not sure how to do this correctly, why not connect with an expert tech through Remote Assist to guide you through the it?

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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