5 Signs  It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

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Hot water heaters have a limited life span like all appliances.  Learning what to look for is the key to know when to replace your water heater because you have to replace it before it fails to avoid an expensive mess.

Biggest factor to consider. 

Traditional tank water heaters have a lifespan of between 8-12 years.

Check the label on your water heater see the manufacture date.

1. Old Age

Metal components inside the tank can deteriorate

Look for rusty water coming from your faucets or visible signs of corrosion

Don’t just look on the tank itself

2. Rust and Corrosion

Unusual sounds coming from your water heater, such as rumbling, banging, or popping noises, can indicate sediment buildup. Excessive sediment affects the heater’s efficiency and can cause irreversible damage.

3. Strange Noises

Look for a consistent lack of hot water or a decrease in water temperature. 

4. Insufficient Hot Water

Water pooling around the base of your water heater or visible leaks are red flags that demand immediate attention.

See standing water in the pan, signs of rust, or dried water marks from past leaks? It may be time for replacement. 

5. Leaks and Moisture

How can you extend the years before you need to replace your water heater?

Regular maintenance!  It plays a major factor in how long your water heater lasts.

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