Flush your hot water tank

Descale the hot water storage tank

After the preparations have been completed, you now open the Cleaning flange of the storage tank or boiler and pull out the heating element. Clean the stick thoroughly and remove the sludge and calcification inside the device.

While mechanical cleaning often removes most of the calcification, you start on more difficult areas Descaling agent a. In particular, the inner walls of the device can usually be treated better and more gently with a decalcifier. Effective alternatives to conventional descaling agents are diluted vinegar essence or citric acid. The more carefully you go about descaling, the more effectively the water heater will work again later.

If necessary, you can now replace the protective anode. Once you have thoroughly decalcified the heating element and inner walls and removed the sludge from the device, you reassemble the storage tank or boiler - at the same time replaced you the poetry. When the device is completely closed again, first close the Water connection and then fill the water tank with cold water. Only now do you switch on the power and put the device back into operation. To avoid damage to the heating element, do not change this order.

Finally, leave a few things on Hot water run through the device to rinse out any residues of the descaler or citric acid before you take drinking water here again. In addition, you check the boiler or hot water tank for correct function.

How often you decalcify hot water devices such as boilers or storage tanks depends on the factors mentioned. Recommend roughly with severe calcification about every four years.