When to Replace Your Water Heater
Is it time to replace your water heater? Becht/Givens Service Experts is here with some indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.
If your water heater has routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak occurs.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it might be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Ask an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.
Booming or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.
If you see water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.