PlumbingHow To Fix The Hard Water

March 7, 2020by leakypipes

Hard water has a high mineral content while comparing to normal water.  The harder the water is, the more sediment you’ll find in your water heater. 

These are some of the facts about hard water. Read them carefully to learn more about them

  • Having more sediments in the water heater can definitely lead to serious issues. 
  • So, it is better to avoid clogging of sediments in the water heater at the initial stage. Avoiding the building up of sediments helps you to avoid serious plumbing issues.
  • These sediments sink to the bottom rather than to the plumbing line which takes up more space in your own water heater and ultimately disrupts your heater’s output. 
  • The sediments must be drained regularly to prevent brown or yellowish water and to keep the water heater running efficiently. 
  • The benefits of holding your water heater are evident. The addition of insulation reduces heat losses by up to 45% and can reduce the cost of water heating by up to 9%.
  • In the tank, rinsing the sediment improves efficiency and durability. To keep the water heater in perfect condition, the insulation should only be installed once, while cleaning should be done once a year.
  • A water heater’s normal lifetime is 7-10 years. It may be better to replace the water heater, rather than fix it, depending on where you are in this life cycle. 
  • A tankless water heater has a normal lifespan of 20 years. Although the initial costs are higher than a water heater for storage, the tank without tank will be competitive in terms of maintenance and productivity in the future.
  • A tankless water heater is about the size of a small suitcase, so it takes up less space and doesn’t store water, so there’s no need to worry about the excess flow or weight on the floor. 
  • They are also entitled to a tax credit and are more effective. It is best to pay attention to the warning signs instead of using your gym locker room or missing your morning routine altogether. 

Check sediment buildup every year and if you have any questions or concerns contact your friends at Resolved Plumbing.