The Warning Signs of a Failing Water Heater
It’s often easier to notice when large appliances stop working. If your refrigerator doesn’t keep your food fresh, or if your dishwasher fails to clean your dishes, then you know it’s time to replace them. The same can’t be said for your water heater! Issues within your water heater can go unnoticed for periods of time, and by the time you realize there’s an issue, it’ll have stopped working completely!
You can avoid that by checking up on your water heater, and keeping an eye out for certain indications, such as…
- Old Age: Any water heating system that’s more than 10 years old should be monitored, and possibly replaced, simply because modern equipment is significantly more efficient and can save you money on energy costs and avoid a total breakdown.
- Rusty Water: The appearance of rust in your hot water is an indication that the inside of you water heater could be rusting, which will eventually lead to a leak if not addressed immediately.
- No Hot Water: A complete lack of hot water suggests that sediment buildup in your water heater is causing the heating element to become separated from the water. Sediment buildup is also a precursor to a failing water heater.
- Appearance of Leaks: If you frequently find puddles of water in your basement around your water heater, be sure to contact us immediately to avoid any further damage to the water heater!
Running out of hot water is inconvenient, but having your entire system give out on you can be a headache! If you’re concerned about the condition of your water heater, don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a call directly – we can help you determine if you’d benefit from an upgrade!