The hot water warning EVERYONE needs to see: a disgusting video shows what happens when you don’t fix your system, and what to do about it
- A plumbing company warns why you should fix your hot water system
- Service Today Australia shared a now viral TikTok of the inside of an old tank
- The system had not been cleaned for years and was full of minerals and rust.
- Water that sits inside a dirty tank can lead to acne, dry hair, and dirty clothes.
Thousands are rushing to check their hot water systems after a plumbing company revealed what happens when they aren’t cleaned or properly serviced for long periods of time.
Service Today Australia shared the ‘disgusting’ TikTok video showing what lurks inside a ‘neglected’ rusty hot water system as a warning to its followers this week.
Water that sits inside dirty, unserviced hot water systems can negatively affect the pores in your skin, hair, and clothing as it passes through your shower, faucets, and washer.
Nathan, a plumbing expert for the company, told FEMAIL that you should check your hot water system every one to five years, depending on the model.
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A shocking TikTok video shows what happens to hot water systems that don’t get service. In the clip posted by Service Today Australia, a buildup of minerals and rust can be seen inside, as the tank hadn’t been cleaned for “years.”
A number of key signs could also indicate if the system needs service, such as poor water flow, tank leaks, water temperature, and the age of the system.
“If your water has experienced extreme water discoloration, the unit is past recommended service and may require replacement,” said Nathan.
‘Hot water valves have a five-year replacement life before creating a safety issue.’
Nathan said the tank in the TikTok video was over 13 years old and claims the owner didn’t know when, if ever, it was last serviced. The all-important anode rod, which is inside the tank from the top, had also not been replaced (pictured: a new rod compared to a damaged rod)
Nathan said the tank in the TikTok video was over 13 years old and claims the owner didn’t know when, if ever, it was last serviced.
The all-important anode rod, which is inside the tank from the top, had also not been replaced.
‘The anode rod is placed inside the tank of the hot water system; It is made of magnesium or aluminum and, through an electrochemical process, it attracts limestone, iron and other mineral particles that are usually present in water”, explained Nathan.
“Essentially, the anode rod works by attracting the corrosion process (which would otherwise damage the tank) first.
‘In other words, you ‘sacrifice’ to extend the life of your water heater.’
The rod should be replaced every five years to prevent rust and deterioration of the hot water system.
“The anode rod is installed inside the hot water system reservoir,” Nathan said. The rod should be replaced every five years to prevent rust and deterioration of the hot water system.
Signs that your hot water system needs maintenance:
– Poor water flow
– Tank leak
– The outlet water temperature: is the temperature appropriately high? Is the water temperature at a safe level?
– The age of the system: All systems require service within 5 years of their previous service to ensure safety and longevity.
– discolored water
Source: Service Today Australia
Your hair and skin can also dry out over time due to the minerals in the water, which can block pores and cause acne.
Over time, you may also find that your skin requires moisture to stay hydrated.
Since then, the video has been viewed more than 257,000 times and received a flood of comments from other TikTok users.
‘Imagine the water pipes,’ wrote one person, another added: ‘That’s why you never fill the kettle from the hot water tap!’
Those who want to make sure their water is pure enough for showering can also purchase a shower filter.
What does each layer of a Filtered Beauty shower filter do to the water?
Sand filter: Captures large sediments like sand.
stainless mesh: Captures medium sediment to prevent it from entering the shower purifier
Microporous PP cotton: Removes small sediments and dust from the water.
Calcium Sulfite: Extremely effective in reducing chlorine from water at all temperatures.
KDF55: Reduces chlorine, unwanted minerals, and heavy metals like lead, chromium, copper, mercury, nickel, and copper.
Granular Activated Carbon: Helps reduce trihalomethane (THM) and odor.
Red Mineral Balls: Helps increase oxygen levels in the water.
Zeolite: Releases revitalizing minerals.
Vitamin C: removes chlorine and infuses the water with vitamin C and other beneficial minerals
tourmaline: Increases filtration and releases revitalizing minerals that transform the health of your hair and skin.