Is your water heater in need of replacing? Midway Services is here with a couple signals to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new water heating system.
If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. When your water heater hits 10 years, it’s usually time to seriously consider replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.
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 give out.
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, causing higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could result in more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.
If you discover water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and examine your equipment and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.