When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

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

Age

If your water heater receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to last around a decade, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

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

Odd Noises

Booming 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 require more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Contact 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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