Owning a home comes with many responsibilities, and one of the most important is maintaining your home’s plumbing. It’s not always easy to determine when you need a new water heater, but understanding the signs can help you ensure that yours is replaced before it causes problems. With that in mind, here are some of the most common signs indicating that you may need a new water heater.
If you turn on any faucet in your home and noticed even a slight rusted color, this is a major sign that your water heater needs replaced. The rust comes from a number of causes, but it’s definitely not healthy and requires the help of a plumber to resolve. don’t hesitate to reach out to a qualified plumber if you have concerns about the color of water coming from your faucet.
Sediment Build Up
Not all homeowners are aware of this, but if you have hard water in your home, over time, your water heater will fill up with sediment. Sometimes, in extreme cases, the sediment will make its way all the way through your home’s plumbing and come out of the faucet in very small pieces. You may notice a strange taste in your water if this occurs. Consult a plumbing professional immediately to help drain the sediment. Better yet, invest in a tankless water heater, which has a life expectancy of more than 20 years.
Finally, think of your water heater as any other major appliance. If you’ve been dealing with ongoing repairs for a long period of time, It may be a better financial investment, and certainly less frustrating, to simply buy a new water heater that won’t require nearly as much work. When you invest in a new water heater, you’ll notice an instant Improvement in the speed of temperature changes, and overall, you’ll save money.
These are far from the only signs that indicate that you may need a water heater replacement. If you have any concerns whatsoever always put your house and home first by Consulting a plumbing professional for an expert evaluation. For more information about water heater replacement and other residential plumbing services, contact HJ Pertzborn Plumbing and Fire Protection.