Checking a water heater

How to Maintain Your Water Heater

Your water heater is an integral part of your home; you use it every single day but probably don’t think twice about it until something goes wrong. To prevent the need for frequent repairs and premature breakdowns, take proactive care of your unit!

Do I really use my water heater that frequently?

Yes, you do! Here are just some of the ways your water heater works for you:

  • Taking a relaxing bath
  • Enjoying a cleansing shower
  • Washing the dishes
  • Cleaning laundry
  • Washing your hands

All of this use can leave your water heater with some wear and tear, which can cause premature breakdowns, especially if your water heater is not cared for properly.

How should I care for my water heater?

There are several ways to care for your water heater, but one of the most important is flushing out your water heater. Your water naturally has mineral content in it, typically calcium and magnesium that’s collected as it flows through the earth and then into your water supply. That “hard” water isn’t great for your plumbing fixtures and appliances, but it also takes a toll on your water heater.

The sediment separates from the water and settles at the bottom of the tank, and causes rusting, build-up, and other issues that lead to inefficient water heating. To take care of this problem, you’ll need to drain your tank of all of the water, which will also let the sediment out.

Do you need to schedule a repair for your water heater? Or do you need help flushing it out? Contact our team at Dailey Company, Inc. for assistance! We would be happy to help with all of your water heater needs. Visit our website or give us a call at for more information!