Heading out this holiday weekend so sanitized the water system.
When I removed the anode rod and drained the COLD water heater (no need to have a HOT water heater
) there was alot of white/silver flakes that came out too.
I know the anode rod is designed to sacrifice itself over time ~ but wondering if those flakes could enter the water lines and cause a blockage or cause a reduced water volume from a faucet?
Should one always drain the water heater when the unit is going to be unused for a few weeks or a month (other than in the winter of course)? Should one use a hose to flush out the water heater from time to time?
Thanks for your expertise.