When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Strand Brothers Service Experts is here with a couple signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously consider 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 create a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Strange Noises

Thundering or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the bottom 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 extra 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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