Why and How to Flush Your Water Heater

Your hot-water tank helps give you hot water to do the dishes, wash your clothing, and take a nice, relaxing hot shower. Water heaters aren't meant to last forever, but you can help lengthen the life of this appliance to keep hot water running through your pipes when you need it. See below for tips and instructions on how to flush your hot-water heater. Why Flush Your Water Heater You have small particles in your water, such as calcium and other sediment, that over time can settle at the bottom of your hot-water tank.