Tank water heaters are burly systems that can handle plenty of stress over their lifespan. However, there’s one thing that can significantly reduce their lifespan:
Water heater sediment.
Now, water heater sediment is largely unavoidable for the most part, and it can easily be removed from the water heater before it causes damage. It can also be reduced with a water softener.
We’ll go into more detail below about water heater sediment, how it forms, and what can be done about it.