Signs It’s Time for Water Heater Replacement
Your water heater gets used every day for various tasks, so it is to be expected that at some point you will need water heater repair or replacement. The good news is that most water heaters should last you from 8-12 years, so you should not have to deal with water heater installation too often, but it is important to keep up on maintenance as well. So, when your water heater does start to reach the end of its life, you might ask… how do I know when to replace my water heater? Well there are a few signs to watch for:
- Luke warm or cold water
- Water pooling around the heater
- Rust/corrosion around the heater
- Strange noises
- Rusty or strange smelling water
- It is older than 10+ years old
Luke warm or cold water
If your water is coming out less than hot, whether it is constant or intermittently, it is a good sign that you minimally need water plumbing services, and it is a good indicator that it is time to replace your heater for a new one.
Water pooling around the heater
Leaks around your water heater probably mean that some seal, and maybe even the metal itself, are wearing down, or maybe even cracked, and leaking water. This could mean that it is time to get a consultation for water heater installation.
Rust/corrosion around the heater
Rusting and corrosion on different parts of your water heater could indicate that seals are no longer working properly and your heater needs replacement. You can always ask for an inspection from your local plumbing company to be sure.
If you start to hear a bunch of new and odd noises coming from your water heater while it is in use, you may need a new one. This normally is because of sediment and metal build up inside the heater that happen after years of use.
Rusty or strange smelling water
If your water physically contains rust or smells metallic, it means that the inside of your water heater is rusting away. It is really important to get a plumber to install a new heater at this stage.
It is older than 10+ years old
Some water heaters will last longer than this, especially if you have taken good care of it, but if your water heater is more than 10 years old consider getting an inspection by a plumber to see if it needs to be changed.
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