When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is it time to replace your water heater? Broad Ripple Service Experts is here with a few signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater is 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak happens.

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 contaminated water. Call an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.

Strange Noises

Thundering or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that sediment has built up on the bottom 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 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 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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