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Sediment Buildup Can Negatively Impact Your Water Heater

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Sediment buildup can negatively impact your quality of life.

Water heaters play a significant role in maintaining your home’s general comfort. When your water heater isn’t functioning correctly, it’s easy to notice and negatively impacts your quality of life. Over time as sediment buildup can accumulate inside your water tank. Below are some adverse effects of sediment buildup on your residential water heater.

Sediment Can Harm Water Quality 

Sediment buildup can negatively impact the water quality in your home. Sediment buildup can alter its color, smell, taste, and texture. 

Occasional Hot Water 

When too much sediment accumulates in your water heater tank, you may suffer from a lack of hot water. As minerals build up inside your system’s tank, there is less space for storing hot water reserves, preventing the heating element from reaching your water. The more sediment that accumulates, the less your water is heated. 

Water Temperature Fluctuates Throughout Your Home 

The temperature of your water may also change as a result of buildup. Water temperatures in your home might range from lukewarm to extremely hot, affecting the efficiency of your water heater.

Lower Efficiency And Higher Costs

As more sediment collects in your water heater’s tank, it will work harder and become less efficient. Your utility expenses will increase as your tank’s energy output increases. If sediment buildup is not removed, you will have higher utility bills and costly repair costs. 

Damage To Your Water Heater 

Excessive sediment buildup can also cause catastrophic damage to the interior of your tank. The increase in buildup causes your system to operate hotter than usual, resulting in tank expansion, degradation, deterioration, and cracks. As a result, your water heater could be susceptible to leaks and flooding.


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