When to Replace Your Water Heater

March 07, 2017

Is your water heater in need of replacing? Midway Services is here with a couple signals 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 ten years, depending on the number of people living in your home. Once your water heater hits 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.

Rusty Water

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

Weird Noises

Rumbling or thumping sounds coming from your water heater can be an indicator that deposit has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heating system will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, resulting in higher water heating bills. It also means that the extra time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.

Water

If you discover water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Ask 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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