When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Eveready Service Experts is here with some signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

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 produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating 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.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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