When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Church Services is here with a couple signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

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

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming 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.

Odd Noises

Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that deposit has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra 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 might 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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