Are you thinking that it may be time to replace your water heater, but you’re not sure? At Ultimate Plumbing, we can help you figure it out. Our water heater replacement services are top notch! Here are a few things you need to look for to determine if your water heater is beyond repair.
- Hot water from your water heater is a rusty color. Having water that is rusty is a sign that your water heater may be rusting away. A rusty water heater can cause all sorts of damage, and it will cause the water heater to eventually leak. A leaky water heater can cause flooding, water damage, and mold and mildew problems in your home. At Ultimate Plumbing, our water heater replacement services can prevent this from happening, saving you the hassle of a big cleanup.
- You can hear banging and rumbling sounds coming from your water heater. This means that sediment is building up in your water heater, which causes it to make a banging and rumbling sound. Sediment buildup is really dangerous to your water heater because it causes damage to the tank, often creating small holes. Sediment buildup also causes your water heater to be less efficient because it uses more electricity or gas to heat your water.
- Your water heater is leaking. Even if you just notice a small amount of water around your water heater, this could indicate you have a small crack in your tank. A leaking water heater can cause a lot of damage, and it is best to have it replaced.
- Your water heater is more than 10 years old. Age is a great way to determine if you need to replace your water heater. The average water heater is good for about 10 years. If you are unsure how old your water heater actually is, you can locate the serial number on the tank. Most manufactures include the date in the serial number. If your water heater is over 10 years old and you have any other problems we have mentioned, it is a sure sign you need a new water heater.
Call us at Ultimate Plumbing today; we have years of experience with water heater replacement. We can get you all set up with a new water heater!