Did you know you should drain and clean your traditional water heater every year? If you don’t, you could be drinking milky water. What’s milky water? Well, it definitely doesn’t come from a cow. Milky water is water with hard water minerals, other sediments, and rust. Gross right? At Monkey Wrench Plumbing, we know how to maintain all types of water heaters, and we service them all over the LA area. We want to give you that hard-earned knowledge so you can take charge of your home’s plumbing. By the end of this article, you will learn why traditional water heaters need to be drained, when they need to be drained, what equipment you need, and how to do it. Why You Need to Drain A Traditional Water Heater
You purchased a tankless water heater for its endless hot water, but now it’s spewing water where it shouldn’t. What in the world is going on? Is the hype for tankless water heaters just that? Or is there something else going on? At Monkey Wrench Plumbing, we’ve seen our fair share of leaking tankless water heaters over the years. We’re certified with some of the top tankless water heater brands, so we know what can cause them to leak and ways you can fix them. We want to pass this knowledge on to you so you understand what may be happening to your tankless. By the end of this post, you’ll find out what causes irritating tankless water heater leaks and how to solve them.
Stop me if this sounds familiar. Your shower always sprays water haphazardly and creates puddles on the floor. Your fixtures are unsightly and seem to trickle water. Your clothes get dingy quickly, and smells cling to them no matter how many times you wash them. Everything that comes in contact with your water has something wrong with it. Why the h*$% is this happening? Hard water. At Monkey Wrench Plumbing, we’ve served the Los Angeles area for over 14 years. In that time, we’ve seen the negative effects of hard water in every possible way. Since hard water is so widespread, we’ve trained to identify its warning signs, and we’re certified in its solutions. But we don’t want to keep this knowledge to ourselves. We want you to be well informed about problems that affect you. When you’re finished reading this article, you will know what hard water is, where it comes from, and what it can do. We’ll also give you resources on how to solve your hard water issues, so you can leave feeling empowered to protect your home.