Recently, one of my coworkers had a water heater that failed. It was twenty years old, so he was lucky that it lasted as long as it did, but it reminded me of something that I wish someone had told me when I first bought a house: you should at least partially drain your water heater once a year, to get the sediment out.
I don’t think this is particularly common knowledge, and we have a home improvement channel on Slack at work, so I posted this little video there in case anyone else didn’t know about it. But I figured maybe I’d post it here as well. If you already knew about this, great! Make sure you tell your friends and family that might not. If you didn’t, well, hopefully you can see how easy it is, and it may save you a few years of life on your water heater. In any event, enjoy!