06 Mar How To Rebuild a Water Heater
Location: Condominium building unit in Fort Lauderdale Florida 33308.
Cause of the problem: No hot water from any of the fixtures including showers, sinks, and laundry.
Resolution: Customer call in for an emergency of no hot water in their home. The plumber preformed a diagnostic test on the heater to find that the upper and lower thermostats and elements needed to be replaced. The heater was a large 80-gallon tank with two 6000 watt elements that are rare to find. In Florida, we have very hard water which causes mineral deposits and sediment to build up in a water heater. The best way to avoid have the sediment from cause early failure of parts or the tank would be to flush the tank yearly. This is one of the do it yourself project that all you will need is a screw driver and a garden hose. If you look at the bottom of the heater you will find your drain valve. First connect the hose to the valve and run hose outside or to another drain, then open the drain valve. Make sure that you leave the water on so that it will stir up and build up around the drain plug. Make sure you then shut off the breaker to the water heater. Then you can shut water off to the tank and allow it to drain down. Once its drained down close valve and disconnect the hose. Turn water valve on so the tank fills, after the tank is full then switch on the breaker. Prematurely turning on of the breaker may cause damage to the heater.
How To Rebuild a Water Heater