Water heaters age and will need to be replaced over time, but simple maintenance and knowledge will help you see warning signs or avoid premature repairs. To extend the lifetime of your water heater, it is strongly recommended that you perform regular maintenance checkups on your system.
Here are four signs that it’s likely time to replace your water heater:
One of the easiest ways to tell if your water heater is failing is the temperature of water leaving your sink faucets and shower heads. If the temperature is cold and can only reach lukewarm temperatures at full heat, it’s probably time for a serious repair or replacement.
A little rust is not cause for alarm but if you notice rust or corrosion around the temperature and pressure relief valves and inlet outlet connections you may have a problem. Give us a call and we can give a free estimate before performing any work. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for any rusty water leaks which could mean the inside of your tank is rusting.
Leaking or pooling water around the base of the unit is never a good sign for the health of your water heater. Even minor moisture on or around the water heater should be taken seriously. In a worst-case scenario, a leaking water heater can result in extensive water damage or even explosion. If there is any question, turn off the power to your heater and call CityWIDE immediately.
As your water heater tank ages, residue can build up at inside the base. If your water heater is making loud or irregular noises, it’s likely the sediment that has built up and is banging against the heater. This loud banging is often accompanied by leaking and a host of other problems.
For more information, call CityWIDE or schedule service online. We are open 24/7, 365 days a year for all your plumbing needs.