When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Norrell Service Experts is here with some signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives annual maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on how many people live in the home. Once your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s likely 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 may be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will have to use 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 produce more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Ask 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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