One common problem with traditional water heaters that you are likely to experience is sediment buildup. All water heaters deal with this issue, though the amount and speed of accumulation can vary depending on the brand of water heater and where you live. It can even be destructive and costly and, if not controlled, can cost you money with frequent replacements. However, there are ways to reduce and slow down the damage done by sediment if you know the causes and prevent them: