When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts is here with some signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering 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 equipment 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, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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