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Reasons Behind Sediment Buildup

Sediment buildup is a common problem, as it can cause your water heater to experience problems and a shorter lifespan. Here are some of the common reasons why sediment buildup occurs in water heaters and some tips on scheduling Kennedy Plumbing Services for an affordable water heater repair in Hebron, KY.

Hard Water

This is the most common reason why sediment builds up in a water heater. We recommend preventive water heater services to avoid damage to the water heater’s heating element. This service includes draining and removal of the sediment.

Old Plumbing

If your home has old plumbing, corrosion could lead to a sediment buildup in the water heater. Corrosion causes small flakes of the pipes to fall off, and they can end up in your water heater. You may end up needing new hot water lines and a water heater installation if there’s significant damage.

Corroded Tank

Hard water can also lead to corrosion of the water heater’s tank. You could switch to a tankless water heater when it’s time for a replacement. Tankless water heaters don’t store a hot water supply, so there’s less risk of corrosion or a leak.

Pipe Damage

Sediment could get into your water heater if there is damage to the main water line or hot water line. If your water line has reached its lifespan of about 50 years, it is wise to replace it. We can also help you choose a new water heater to replace a broken hot water heater.

At Kennedy Plumbing Services, our plumber in Hebron, KY, offers 24/7 emergency repairs for water heater problems. Our affordable pricing and honest work make us the right choice for all of your water heater repairs.

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment. You may also fill out the online form to reach out to our team.

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