It Might Be the Year for a New Water Heater
One of the easiest plumbing appliances to forget about is the water heater. In most homes, it is hidden from sight. Not only that, but it rarely needs to have maintenance or repairs done. As a result, many homeowners forget to check on their water heater until it’s too late. The holiday season is the worst time to experience a water heater breakdown. It could potentially leave the homeowner with a sink full of dishes and no way to take a hot shower.
That said, there are three signs in particular that point to the need for a water heater replacement. If homeowners experience any of these signs, it’s important to call a professional as soon as possible.
How Old Is the Water Heater?
Age plays a big role in whether or not it is time for a new water heater. However, the age of a water heater can also be deceiving. It all depends on what the homeowner did to take care of the water heater throughout its life.
Homeowners that don’t go out of their way to have their water heater serviced every year will likely suffer from a water heater that needs replacement sooner than most. On the other hand, a water heater that gets regular maintenance could potentially last longer than any manufacturer’s lifespan.
For homeowners that are unsure if their water heater has reached its life expectancy, call a trusted professional plumber to come and take a look. A professional will have the best advice on moving forward and what type of water heater is best for the homeowner’s needs.
Is the Storage Tank Cracked?
Perhaps one of the hardest signs to notice is a cracked storage tank. Indeed, a majority of homeowners never look at their water heater. They either wait for a professional opinion, or they wait until the water heater breakdowns to call in for help. These are both viable options, but if homeowners want a chance to lower the cost of replacement, it is best to keep an eye out specifically for a cracked storage tank.
Some other common signs associated with a cracked storage tank include:
- Bubbling or gurgling noises
- Water pooling around the unit
- Inconsistency in the water temperature
Rust-Colored Water Points To Replacement
Out of all the other above-listed signs, discolored water is arguably the easiest to spot. It is often the sign that most homeowners come to professionals with because it is unsightly and potentially unsanitary.
A professional can spot this right away and know that the homeowner’s water heater needs to be flushed or replaced. Anytime water is discolored, it’s a sign that there is something bigger at play. Homeowners need to pay attention to these signs if they want any hope of saving money on a replacement.
American Eagle Plumbing Works Efficiently
Homeowners can rest assured they have hired trustworthy professionals when they call American Eagle Plumbing. They always work their hardest to ensure the customer is satisfied and their plumbing system runs efficiently. Call today to schedule water heater replacement!