When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

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

Age

If your water heater gets standard maintenance, you can expect it to function around ten years, depending on how many people live in the home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak happens.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it might be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Ask an expert plumber to have them see if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Odd Noises

Booming or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your equipment will be less efficient and will require 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 cause more damage on your tank, possibly generating cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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