Is it time to replace your water heater? Peachtree Service Experts is here with a few signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.
If your water heater has routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate around 10 years, depending on the number of occupants in a home. By the time your water heater is 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak occurs.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it might be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could create a leak, not to mention impure water. Ask an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.
Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heating system 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 extra time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.
If you see water around your water heater tank, you may 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.