Is your water heater in need of replacing? Barlow Service Experts is here with a few signals to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.
If your water heater receives annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it might be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.
Rumbling or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.
If you see water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.