WHEN YOU CAN TELL IT'S TIME TO REPLACE YOUR WATER HEATER
A water heater is a necessary installation for any home. Unfortunately, like anything, your water heater is bound to break down someday because of age or wear or any other combination of unavoidable issues.
Fortunately, though, you don't have to be blindsided by a sudden lack of hot water. To do that, you just need to know the signs that your water heater is about to go out and act before it can go out. Don't know what those signs are? Just read on then, and you'll be able to stay on top of any and all of your hot water issues.
NOT ENOUGH HOT WATER
A water heater has one job: to heat your water, of course. So, naturally, if your water is not heating sufficiently or staying heated for very long, you've got water heater issues on your hand. Incidental moments of insufficient hot water are little to worry about, but when the issue becomes routine, you need to get ready to replace that water heater.
WATER HEATER MAKING NOISE
A healthy, well-functioning water heater rune like a well-maintained vehicle: efficiently and, most of all, quietly. So, if you start heating popping and banging noises from your water heater, you can bet there's something seriously wrong with it, and you need to use those signs as your heads-up to look into a new water heater.
PRESENCE OF MURKY WATER
As your water heater ages, it will begin to accumulate mineral deposits. These deposits can begin to fill up your water heater, causing its performance to suffer and making your water appear murky. This murky water can cause a variety of problems to your water heater and plumbing installations, so once it starts, you need to start replacing that water heater.
RUST ON WATER HEATER
Like any mechanical installation, rust can plague your water heater over time. But unlike many other mechanical installations, your water heater is made to resist rusting pretty well. So, when you start seeing rust on your water heater, you need to get ready to replace it because, of all the water heater issues your plumber can fix, rust really isn't one.
WATER HEATER IS LEAKING
Of course, rust itself isn't the big problem. You might not mind a water heater that's made ugly by rust, but you'll surely mind when that rust corrodes through your water heater. This corrosion can lead to leaks from your water heater. And these leaks should, without a doubt, lead to your replacing that old water heater ASAP.