Should you replace your water heater? Rolf Griffin Service Experts is here with a few signs to look for when determining whether it’s time to purchase a new water heating system.
If your water heater receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to function around a decade, depending on the number of people living in your home. By the time your water heater hits 10 years, it’s probably time to seriously think about replacement, especially before a leak causes any damage.
If the water from your water heater (hot side pipes) is flowing out rusty, it could be an indicator that your water heater is rusting on the inside. This could cause a leak, not to mention contaminated water. Contact an expert plumber to have them determine if your water heater system is getting ready to breakdown.
Rumbling or knocking sounds coming from your water heater can be a signal that residue has built up on the base of the tank. This means your water heater will be less efficient and will require more gas or electricity to heat your water, creating higher water heating bills. It also means that the excess time spent heating your water could cause more damage on your tank, leading to cracks or leaks.
If you notice water around your water heater tank, you could have a leak. Contact an expert plumber to come out and inspect your system and they can provide you a quote on a new water heater if necessary.