Is your water heater in need of replacing? Sunbeam Service Experts is here with a couple signals to look for when choosing whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.
If your water heater has standard maintenance, you can expect it to operate around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. By the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it may be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Call an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.
Rumbling or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that deposit has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will demand more gas or electricity to heat your water, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the additional time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.
If you discover water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.