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Hot water is wonderful thing. But, did you know that regularly flushing your water heater's tank is important for maintaining its efficiency and longevity? It also can make a difference as to whether your hot water runs clear or even has odors.
What happens? When an electric or gas water heater isn't maintained or just gets old, it can develop a sediment (rust, minerals, etc.) buildup in the bottom of the tank. When this happens, it can cause the hot water to turn a brownish color and even cause odor issues. To learn more about maintaining you hot-water heater, please refer to its manufacturer's maintenance recommendations.
by Southwest Water Authority