Up until now, water heaters have been viewed as a disposable product. A hot water heater cleaner might marginally increase their longevity. But ultimately We use them, they get old, And they fail. Then we replace them with a new water heater that has more volume, and is more energy efficient.
This simple swap often costs us around $1,000 , and it will need to be replaced again in an average of 8 years! Not to mention the additional $500 many plumbers charge to haul off and properly dispose of the old water heater. All in all, Living the same home, and only paying for replacements when absolutely necessary can cost you upwards of $6,000 for bottom of the line tank heaters in 40 years. If you move houses a couple times during the same period of time it can cost you a lot more. Finally, there is a long awaited solution to these expensive, and painful problems.
The Turbo Tank Cleaner
Known as the Turbo Tank Cleaner, it’s job is quite simple. Keep your money in the bank by preventing water heater replacements. A vast majority of water heaters are replaced needlessly when with a little maintenance they would continue to perform at maximum efficiency for years to come.
How The Hot Water Heater Fails
Up until now, there was no way to truly clean out the inside of the water heater. The lack of care on the inside of the water heater is what leads to their untimely deaths. All water heaters suffer from a buildup of sediment that arrives through what is called the dip tube. The water entering your home has a very small percentage of particulates, and dissolved materials mixed in it. When that water comes to rest in your hot water heater the particles, no longer agitated, float down to the bottom of the tank. When you use your water heater, the heated water exits through the top. Now free and clear of all particulates.
The particles however, stay right where they are, because they cannot defy gravity and float up to the top of the tank. Especially not while pressurized. New water enters into the bottom of the tank, directly over the burner to replace all the hot water used. And with that water, comes a fresh load of particles. These particles will build up and solidify on the bottom of the water heater over time. Reducing the volume of water held in the tank, and increasing the amount of energy it takes to heat it.
As the insulating blanket of particles increases in size it can sometimes even cause your hot water to give off an interesting, and unpleasant odor. If the Burner or element in your heater has to work too hard for too long it can cause a failure in the body of the heater, releasing 50 or more gallons of water all over your basement floor. A situation we all want to avoid.
How The Hot Water Heater Cleaner Works
There are two traditional methods of cleaning out the sediment buildup in your hot water heater. You can chemically remove calcium buildup with Hot Water Heater De-Scalers. Or you could remove the particulates that are still loose by performing a routine flush. Beyond that however, there has been no way for us to clean out the interior of a water heater.
What the Turbo Tank Cleaner does differently is that it provides a way to physically remove old hardened layers of sediment from the bottom of your tank. It inserts a soft, plumbing grade spring into the bottom of the tan, and rotates it under the power of a handheld drill. This rotation allows the spring to stir up loose sediment and scrape off the hardened residue on the bottom of the tank. Removing the insulating layer that rests between the water and the heating element. With no sediment, the water heats faster, Uses less energy, and has a greater capacity! With proper maintenance and periodic sediment removal, there’s no reason to replace your hot water heater for years to come!