Is it time to replace your water heater? Stevenson Service Experts 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 has standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. When 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 flowing out rusty, it might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause a leak, not to mention polluted water. Call an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.
Rumbling or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue 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, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.
If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.