Your water heater is critical to your day to day activities. Do you know how your water heater can tell you it’s time to be replaced? Here are some signs that might indicate you need to replace your water heater:
1. Old Age
Knowing the age of your water heater is very important. You can find your manufacturer’s date code on a sticker that is usually placed on the upper portion of your water heater. Generally, most water heaters that 10 years or older should be considered for replacement. Also, consider the location of your heater. Is it in an area of your home which could cause damage if there is a leak? Is it safe to wait until there is a leak? Consider getting a quote from the trusted plumbers at Mr. Rooter of Texarkana.
2. Muddy, Sandy, and Rusty Water
If you turn on your hot water and the water has rusted color, which is definitely a sign you need to replace your heater immediately. Sandy or muddy water can be a sign of sediment deposits building in your tank. It may be possible to drain the tank to remove deposits to bring water back to normal.
Water puddling around your heater or leaks when standing are a sign that the inner tank has completed its operational lifespan. Slow drips and leaks will quickly become larger problems which can cause flooding if the tank breaks.
4. Metallic Smell and Taste
If your hot water has a metallic smell and taste to it, your heating element is breaking down. Particulate and small chips and other detritus are making it into your water from the tank. Metals pollution can result in adverse health.
5. No Hot Water
No hot water, but you turned on the hot water? This is caused by the pilot light being out or the circuit breaker being tripped. Secondly, your heater has reached the end of its useful lifespan.
6. Frequent Repair Needed
When things keep malfunctioning, causing problems, or otherwise giving you a hard time, it’s an ill omen. Problems abound for your home on the horizon. It is often cost effective to have your equipment replaced at this point. This ties in with knowing how old your equipment is.
Is your water heater experiencing these symptoms? Consider scheduling an appointment us – give us a call anytime at (430) 200-0324.