When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

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

Age

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

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it may be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the base 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 excess time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating 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 investigate and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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