How Do I Know If I Need a New Water Heater?
There are several signs that may indicate you are ready for a new water heater in your home. For example, one of the most obvious indicators that it may be time to install a new appliance of this nature is the age of the unit. In most cases modern water heaters will last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. That said heavy usage could substantially shorten the life span of this type of home appliance.
Replacing The Unit With a New Installation
In most cases finding the manufacturing date of the unit should be relatively easy. This can include looking on the outside of the unit or going to the manufacturer’s website to find the actual manufacture date. Either way, if you have a water heater that is more than 15 years old you should seriously consider replacing the unit with a new one. Another sign that it may be time to replace a water heater is if you see rusty or metallic water coming out of faucets. When water is discolored it usually means that the water within the hot water tank is being exposed to corroded components or components that are simply breaking down over time.
Irregular or Strange Noises
When water is metallic in appearance, or smells or tastes bad, you’ll know that it is time to replace your water heater. Keep in mind that water in this condition can also damage other plumbing components throughout a home. Finally, irregular or strange noises coming from a water heater may be a clear indicator that it is time to replace the unit. Rumbling sounds are typically one of the most common irregular noises heard in an older water heater. Contact Cardinal Emergency Plumbing & Leak Detection today for Houston plumbing services with a proven track record.