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’re taking a well-deserved hot shower at the end of the day. You’re lathering up and singing to the heavens when, as if on cue, your water goes lukewarm. You fumble with the shower knob, and the water goes completely cold. Now you have to quickly finish what was supposed to be a moment for yourself to fix a frustrating problem.
“How should I know what size water heater I need?!” Maybe you mumble this to yourself as you’re researching online. Perhaps you’re talking to a neighbor or loved one. You may be shouting it to the heavens as a plumber wastes your time and tracks dirt through your clean living room.