When to Replace Your Water Heater
Is your water heater in need of replacing? Robinson Service Experts is here with a few signals to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.
If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it could be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Call an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.
Rumbling or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.
If you see water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.