When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Roland J. Down Service Experts is here with a few indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely 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 may be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention polluted water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that residue 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 cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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