When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Levy & Son 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 receives standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around ten years, depending on how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Ask 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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