Water heaters generally last a long time before you need to think about replacement, but it can be difficult to know exactly when you should seriously consider purchasing a new one. Here are several signs and things to watch for that will indicate your water heater is nearing the end of its life:
- How old is your water heater? By examining the serial number, you can tell when your water heater was made. Usually, water heater replacement should happen if your water heater has been in use for 10 years or longer. You may be able to wait until there is a leak or other visible damage, but that can lead to bigger and more expensive issues.
- Look out for rusty water. A clear sign that you need to invest in water heater replacement is rusty water coming through your pipes. This indicates there is rust and other problems going on within your water heater, which is often resolved by complete replacement.
- Listen for unusual noises. As your water heater ages and starts wearing out, it will often start rumbling or make other unusual noises. This commonly happens when there is buildup inside your water heater that begins to harden. Over time, this will lessen the efficiency of your water heater and if not taken care of, can lead to greater damage.
If you think it is time for water heater replacement, call us at Wayne’s Plumbing Repair for the best services around. You can expect personal, friendly service as well as reliability and efficiency. Give us a call today!