When is the Last Time You Checked Your Water Heater?
By Evelyn Bruder, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
Last week our water heater wasn't putting out as much hot water as it used to. Have you ever had that problem? We contacted our plumber to come out and look at it, and he suggested we drain and flush the tank. Sure enough, this regular maintenance trick solved the problem and we learned our lesson. Here's what he shared with us. Drain and Flush Water Heater Tank It's recommended you drain and flush your tank at least once a year. This helps remove debris and sediment from the tank. Most water heaters have a plastic drain valve located at the bottom of the tank. Connect a garden hose to the drain valve. Be Careful, as these valves typically are not of the best quality and can easily break. Once you have the hose attached to the drain valve Turn off the electricity to the water hea...