We all know what an inconvenience it is when the water heater goes out. We depend on hot water for everything from bathing to cooking to cleaning. So how do you know when to stop repairing and get a new water heater? Below are five signs that it may be time for a new one.
- It’s over ten years old. Water heaters usually have around a ten-year life span. If your water heater frequently needs repairs and is over ten years old, it is likely time to consider water heater replacement.
- It leaks frequently. Leaks from a water heater are not a good sign, especially if they happen often. It’s best to have a professional evaluate the leaks and provide their opinion on a replacement.
- You’ve noticed unusual sounds. Most water heaters run quietly, so odd sounds from your water heater may signal a problem. You’ll need to call a plumber to assess the situation if you hear banging, grinding, or shaking noises.
- The temperature isn’t right. Your water may not be warm or hot at all, or the hot water supply may only last for a very short time. Either way, this is a sign of a water heater not working correctly. It is best to have a professional take a look, and a water heater replacement may be necessary.
- There is rust on or inside your water heater. Where there’s water, there is a high possibility there’s rust. Rust can be a big problem for water heaters, eventually causing severe corrosion and holes. Keep a close eye on rusty spots; as rust spreads, water heater replacement is inevitable.
At Hall’s Plumbing, our team can help you with your water heater needs, from installation to maintenance to replacement. You can complete our convenient form to contact us today!