When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Becht/Givens Service Experts is here with a few indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater has routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

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 check if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.

Odd Noises

Booming or banging 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, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.

Water

If you notice water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call 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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