Should you replace your water heater? Matz-Rightway is here with a couple signs to look for when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new water heating system.
If your water heater gets routine maintenance, you can expect it to last around 10 years, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater reaches 10 years, it’s likely time to seriously discuss replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is streaming out rusty, it may be a sign that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could produce a leak, not to mention polluted water. Contact an expert plumber to have them check if your water heater system is getting ready to give out.
Thundering or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a sign that deposit has built up on the foundation of the tank. This means your water heater 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 additional time spent heating your water could produce more damage on your tank, which could cause cracks or leaks.
If you notice water around your water heater tank, you may have a leak. Ask an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can supply you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.