Do I need to flush out my hot water heater?
If you notice white particles that clog plumbing fixtures, they may be bits of calcium carbonate scale coming from your water heater. The scaling may be worsened because the water heater thermostat is too high. If the particles are calcium carbonate, you probably need to flush your water heater. Many manufacturers recommend periodic flushing of water heaters to remove sediment that can build up. The sediment can cause discoloration of the water and can make the water heater less efficient. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s owners guide for your hot water heater.

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1. Where can I find more information about drinking water home treatment units?
2. My water has a different taste and/or odor. Is it safe to drink?
3. Do I need to flush out my hot water heater?
4. Why does my water smell septic?
5. My water smells like chlorine, why is chlorine added?