When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? BW/Cook Service Experts is here with a couple signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater receives annual maintenance, you can expect it to function around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is coming out rusty, it could be a sign 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 determine if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that sediment has built up on the bottom of the tank. This means your equipment 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 produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you see water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Contact 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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