Without a properly working water heater, life can be pretty miserable. Just like most appliances, they don’t last forever, and will eventually need to be replaced. You can count on most water heaters lasting between 10-15 years before they need replacement. If you don’t know what you are looking for, you can end up with water troubles when your water heater fails you. Randall’s Plumbing is here to share signs that your water heater is going out so that you can replace it before you face big water damage problems.
Rusty Particles in Water from Faucet
Anytime that you turn on the faucet and your water doesn’t look quite right, you know you have a problem. What many people don’t know, is the source of the problem. Much of the time, this is indicative that your water heater is starting to slip. As your water heater ages, it can start to corrode on the inside tank. This will cause your water to look rusty or even muddy when you turn on the faucet. Rust doesn’t only build up in the tank either. Rust can develop in and around the tank seams, pressure relief valve, water supply lines and drain valve.
Water Heater Making Loud Noises
All appliances make a certain amount of noise when they are running. Your water heater is no different. When your water heater starts to make strange noises, however, you need to be concerned. When sediment and buildup starts to form in the water tanks, it starts to eventually harden. This means that each time the water heater kicks on, the sediment must be burned away, and this can create a great deal of noise. Deep rumbling noises indicate that there is a great deal of mineral deposits in your tank and it is time to replace the water heater.
Water Heater Leaking from Top or Bottom
Leaking water is always alarming. Hopefully, you don’t walk into the utility closet to find a large pool of water anywhere. But, anytime that you see water anywhere near or around your water heater, it is on the fritz. You may just see some water slowly leaking from the pipes going into the top of your water heater, other times, homeowners see a pool of water on the ground surrounding their water heater. At any rate, you need to call on the help of a plumber right away.
Age of Water Heater
As mentioned above, you can count on your water heater lasting about 10-15 years. Once your water heater is 10 years old, you need to really start keeping an eye on things. If you have an older water heater and it isn’t producing the hot water that you need, it may be time to throw in the towel and replace it.
Residential Plumbers & Commercial Plumbing Contractors in Marshfield, Conway & Greater Lebanon, Missouri
If you are facing water heater issues and don’t know who to call, you can count on the experts at Randall’s Plumbing to help you with any problems you may be facing including water heater replacement. Call us today!