In recent weeks we have experienced small white particles in our hot water, to the point that the kitchen faucet and shower heads become clogged. Here, in Littleton CO, we enjoy naturally soft water courtesy of mountain lake water supply. The neighbors are not having problems either. So water hardness is not the problem.
The water heater then comes into question. Specificly, the dip tube which I'm told can corrode and cause particles in the water. Questions: Will draining the water tank take care of my problem? If so does it need to be completely drained? If the trouble is related to the dip tube can it be replaced? If so how? Or is it new water heater time, it seems to be about seven years old.
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