Don’t let sediment build up to problems
Tank Water Heater Maintenance Toronto - As time goes by, sediment starts to build up at the bottom of the tank. This sediment is carbonate calcium, which is found naturally in water. This build up acts as an insulator reducing the transfer of heat from the burners below to the water above. The result is longer run times which reduces energy efficiency and increases your hydro bill.
Longer run times also equals to overheating which eventually weakens the steel and damages the glass lining at the bottom of the tank.
The weaker it gets the higher chance it will start leaking and lead to a flood. Finally, if there is enough sediment build-up it can clog the drain valve at the bottom making future maintenance impossible.