When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Stark Services is here with some indicators to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets standard maintenance, you can expect it to last around a decade, depending on how many people live in the home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually 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 may be a signal that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention polluted water. Call an expert plumber to have them see 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 sign that sediment 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 excess time spent heating your water could result in 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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