The Truth About Hot Water Tanks: Separating Fact from Fiction

Debunking a Common Plumbing Myth

At Aqua Plumbing & Air, we’re committed to providing our customers with accurate information about their home systems. Today, we’re tackling a persistent myth about hot water tanks that many homeowners still believe.

The Myth: You Need to Drain Your Hot Water Tank Annually

Many people think that draining their hot water tank every year is necessary for proper maintenance. This belief has been circulating for years, but it’s time to set the record straight.

The Truth: Annual Draining Isn’t Always Necessary

Contrary to popular belief, most modern hot water tanks don’t require annual draining. Here’s why:

  • Newer tanks have better sediment management systems
  • Annual draining can sometimes cause more harm than good
  • Excessive draining may lead to unnecessary wear and tear

What You Should Do Instead

Rather than blindly following this outdated advice, consider these steps:

1. Check your manufacturer’s recommendations
2. Have a professional inspect your tank every few years
3. Listen for unusual noises that might indicate sediment buildup

At Aqua Plumbing & Air, we’re here to provide dependable HVAC, electrical, and plumbing services based on facts, not myths. Trust our experts to guide you in maintaining your home systems efficiently and effectively.

Remember, every home is unique, and so are its maintenance needs. When in doubt, always consult with a professional to ensure you’re taking the best care of your hot water tank and other home systems.