Is it time to replace your water heater? Church Services is here with a couple signs 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 last around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely 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 a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause a leak, not to mention polluted water. Ask an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.
Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.
If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.