When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Should you replace your water heater? Parker Pearce Service Experts is here with some indicators to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.

Age

If your water heater gets standard maintenance, you can expect it to last around a decade, depending on the number of occupants in a home. Once your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak occurs.

Rusty Water

If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it might be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention impure water. Ask an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to fail on you.

Strange Noises

Thundering or banging sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that residue has built up on the foundation 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 notice water around your water heater tank, you might have a leak. Call an expert plumber to come out and investigate and they can give you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.

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