You depend on your water heater to provide you with the warm water you need to take a shower, wash the dishes, do your laundry and cook food. When the water heater goes out on you, it can cause a world of problems for your home. To help you determine if your water heater is on its way out, check out some of the following signs.
Age of the Unit
Water heaters that are older than 10 years old should be replaced. Because things have changed, the energy efficiency standards of these units are far inferior to the units today. Not only are they going to cost you more on your water and energy bill, but there is a good chance that they are going to wind up needing repairs in the near future.
When the hot water starts looking rusty, it is often a sign that the water heater is starting to rust inside. Once that happens, it is only a matter of time before it ends up leaking inside of your home. A professional repair technician can best determine if it is the unit itself or your plumbing causing the problem.
Over the course of time, sediment will end up building up inside of your tank. That sediment will end up hardening as time wears on. Once that happens, it ends up making a loud banging or rumbling sound in the unit. When that happens, you need to replace the unit with a new water heater. All of that sediment is only going to cause more damage and less efficiency.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!
If any of the above sounds like something you are dealing with, you need to turn to a licensed professional to come out and take a look at your unit today. In doing so, it could save you a lot of hassles and headaches down the line.
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