When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Teays Valley Service Experts is here with a couple signs to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it might be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Contact an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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