Is your water heater acting funny lately? You may be thinking it might be time to replace your water heater, but you do not want to invest in a new one if you do not need to. Here are the top four signs that indicate your water heater might need to be replaced:
- Rusty water. If you turn on your hot water and rusty water comes out of the tap, it could mean your water heater has rusted on the inside. A rusty water heater will eventually start leaking and could cause water damage to your home.
- Makes Noise. If your water heater makes a rumbling or banging sound when the water is heating up, it could mean your water heater needs to be replaced. As your water heater ages, sediment will start to gather and create a hard layer at the bottom of your tank. This can cause little holes to form on the insides of your tank. Eventually, this will cause the water heater to leak. It will also use more energy to heat your water, making your water heater less energy efficient.
- Pooling Water. If water is pooled under or around your water heater, you probably have a leak. This can cause water and mold damage in your home.
- Old age. The average water heater lasts about 10 years. If your water heater is older than 10 years, it might need to be replaced. Old water heaters can cause a lot of problems and also use more energy.
If your water heater is showing any of these signs, give us a call! Our licensed plumbers can inspect your water heater and determine if it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.