Leaky faucets, drafty windows, clogged pipes and similar home repairs may seem intimidating. These home maintenance repairs can usually be fixed without the inconvenience and cost of hiring a professional contractor. Water sediment settles to the bottom of your water tank, if this sediment is not maintained it can cause damage to the floor of your water heater. Learn how to drain and clean your water heater below.
To drain your water heater, first turn off the water supply and power to the water heater. For electric water heaters, turning off the power means that you simply flip the circuit breaker to the “off” position. For gas water heaters, turn the thermostat setting to the pilot position.
Next, connect a water hose to the drain fitting at the bottom of the tank and put the other end in a place, such as your driveway, where the draining hot water won’t cause any damage. A typical garden hose is a direct fit to the drain fitting. Turn on all the hot water faucets in your home and then open the drain valve on the water heater. Turn the water supply back on with the drain valve still open to remove any built up sediment in the bottom of the tank. Then close the drain valve, refill the tank, and turn the power back on.
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