When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Bob Brown Service Experts is here with a few signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets annual maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. Once your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

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

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking 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 have to use more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess 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 may have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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