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Your water heater plays an important role in your daily comfort, so it’s a good idea to make sure it’s able to do so efficiently and effectively, with less risk of breakdown or early failure. Annual flush and fill maintenance ensures sediment buildup can’t sap away at your system, force it to overheat and shut off, provide lukewarm water, or break down completely.

At Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air, & Electric, we’re happy to provide New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania residents with quick, straightforward service that’ll keep your water heater in top condition for years to come.

What Causes Sediment Buildup in Tank Water Heaters?

Sediment is one of the primary threats to any water heater. In a traditional tank water heater, the storage tank can end up accumulating more of the grit and grime that settles out of your water and cooks itself into a layer along the wall. Because almost all water contains generally harmless trace minerals, and some hard water contains quite a lot, this is always going to occur over time.

When enough sediment settles along the bottom of your water heater, it becomes difficult for your system to operate; the sediment will heat up without transferring that heat efficiently to the water, meaning your water heater will detect high temperatures at the bottom and low temperatures at the top, leading to it working harder, releasing lukewarm water, or shutting off entirely due to overheating.

Schedule a water heater flush and fill maintenance visit by contacting Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air, & Electric today.

Our Water Heater Flush & Fill Maintenance Service

A flush and fill maintenance visit is exactly what it sounds like. We’ll open your water heater and flush out all the water and sediment inside it, then refill it once it’s clean and clear. This process completely resets the clock on the sediment issue and will often lead to immediate improvements in energy efficiency, reheating times, and the consistency of your hot water temperature.

If you have hard water without a whole-home water softening solution, you might need this service twice a year or more, while homes with softer water will often be fine with an annual visit. You might also schedule if you notice any signs of a problem, such as sediment, shutoffs, or fluctuating hot water temperatures and pressure.

Why Choose Us?

At Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air, & Electric, we treat every home like our own — that’s why we always deliver a top-notch, five-star service experience. We’ll show up fast when you need us, keep you fully informed with transparent upfront and honest pricing, and resolve your issues correctly at the root.

Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, whether you’re calling for a routine flush and fill or something more complicated, thanks to our team of experienced, friendly technicians and our commitment to ongoing training.

Learn more about our water heater flush and fill service or schedule a visit in NJ, DE, or PA. Contact the experts at Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air, & Electric to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

If it’s been more than a year since your water heater has been flushed, it almost certainly would benefit from the service. Otherwise, keep an eye out for changes in water temperature consistency, your breaker tripping (on the system or at your panel) if you have an electric water heater, sediment in your hot water, and increases in your energy bills for electricity or gas, depending on your system.

When your water heater goes too long without being flushed, it’s often a bad idea to handle it as DIY maintenance. Prolonged buildup can lead to more complicated issues within your system and be more difficult to clear out without appropriate tools or plans. Let our team handle this flush and fill and determine if any additional issues have cropped up so you can have complete peace of mind and avoid costly damage.

Harris Delivers Trusted Water Heater Services in NJ & DE

Call Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air, & Electric for water heater services from the professionals homeowners have trusted since 1986. We’re here to help with your water heater’s installation, repair, and maintenance. Schedule a diagnostic today, and let us take care of the rest.

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