Yearly water heater service like flushing your tank once a year to get rid of the mineral sludge that accumulates at the bottom is recommended.

The sludge that builds up inside your water heater can cause a knocking/bubbling sound when the water heater is firing. This sludge settles at the bottom of the water heater where the gas control valve is. Attached to the gas valve is a thermostat that sticks inside the tank about 5 inches. This probe gets coated in this sludge and causes it to read temperatures incorrectly. The water heater can overheat itself causing the temperature and pressure relief valve to open and leak.

While your tankless water heater is being flushed we remove and clean filters and remove and clean flame sensors. All piping and valves are checked and exercised. The unit’s venting is checked as well as gas lines. f you have a recirculation pump attached and the connecting piping is galvanized it should be checked for blockages or replaced with brass fittings.

tankless water heater service albuquerque - this is a photo of a lowes bucket with a little giant submersible pump attached to a washing machine hose that is attached to the tankless water heater webstone kit. The pump pumps a cleaning solution up through the heat exchanger and back down into the bucket. The cleaning process takes about an hour to complete. The small mesh water filter is removed from the cold water inlet line so the pump can work at its full capacity. Not removing this mesh filter slows down the whole thing. After the cleaning solution has been pumped through the tankless water heat exchanger for about an hour the tankless water heater is then flushed with fresh water. The webstone kit is closed off and the water is turned on to the unit. Any air is purged and the unit is tested. The mesh filter is replaced.
Water Heater Installation. How long does it take to install a water heater? Firstly your technician will need to drain your old water heater. They do this by connecting a hose to the drain down valve at the bottom of the water heater. The copper supply lines are disconnected from the water heater and it is drained. Draining takes about 45 minutes. One the unit is drained and disconnected it is removed from its stand. The water heater stand is examined and fixed if needed. The new water heater is set in an aluminum pan on the stand. The technician runs a new temprature and pressure relife line in hard pipe with a copper union. A thermal expansion tank is installed above the water heater using brass threaded fittings to support its weight. Hot and cold water lines are connected and the the old water heater gate or ball valve is replaced. A gas line sediment trap is installed and the gas line is connected. Earth quake straps are installed. The venting is modified to suit the new water heater. The water heater is filled and purged of air. It is lit and tested. We pull a permit and have the water heater inspected.
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