How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 15, 2021

Water heaters are essential appliances that constantly supply hot water for different purposes throughout your home. This appliance utilizes a large, insulated reservoir that always holds enough hot water for your needs. Over time, however, the minerals in the water, sand and the debris flushed from the main water systems may settle at the bottom of the holding tank. Their accumulation may cause serious issues that could hamper the efficiency of your water heater. Its capacity may be reduced, the drain could become clogged and the water heater’s components may fail. For example, these sediments may eventually cover the elements...

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