The storage tank water heater–the “traditional” water heater seen in most homes today–is pretty large, typically very noticeable, and sometimes even a little bit noisy. As a result, it’s pretty hard to ignore, and so homeowners realize that it’s something that probably requires professional attention on occasion.
After all, something called scaling, which is the buildup of hard water minerals like calcium, magnesium, and sometimes even iron, can have a big impact on the water heater. Scaling can clang around noisily in a tank water heater, creating a nuisance but also creating potential corrosion and other related problems. As a result, a tank water heater needs to be professionally “flushed” on occasion to offset the issue.
So, what kind of maintenance does a tankless system need? After all, it does not have a tank for scaling to accumulate inside, right? Well… unfortunately scaling can have an impact on a tankless system, and for this reason, these systems do require professional maintenance on a routine basis. Read on to learn why!