When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Coastal Service Experts is here with some indicators to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously think about 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 may be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could result in a leak, not to mention polluted water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Weird Noises

Rumbling or knocking 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 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 produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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