There’s nothing that beats a hot bath or shower at the end of a long, hard day. For this you can thank your water heater. These helpful appliances sit in your garage, closet or other location and silently heat water using gas or electricity for your bidding. The water heater connects to your home’s fresh water supply so that as soon as the water inside is used, it’s immediately filled again and the heating process starts all over.
Water heater draining is an important maintenance task that should be done occasionally to help flush out the sediment inside your water heater.
Shut Off the Heater
The first thing to do when it comes time for water heater draining is to shut off the power for the water heater. Most water heaters are either powered by electricity or gas (unless you’re living off the grid and using solar). To cut the power for a gas water heater, you will simply need to turn off the gas supply valve. This will cut the gas supply and turn off the heater. The easiest way to turn off an electric water heater is by cutting the power at the main circuit breaker. Inside your …