Signs You Need To Replace Your Water Heater

You can prolong the life of your water heater with regular check-up and maintenance. However, there are instances where you may need to replace it totally. Here are some signs that you should be looking for a new one already:

  • Your water heater is too old – Most homeowners are unaware of when a water heater reaches its expiration date. Not knowing this, however, can lead to major risks when the heater starts acting up due to old age.
  • Rusty water – When corrosion takes hold on a steel surface, it slowly spreads and eats through the steel in certain spots. On water pipes and tanks made of steel, rust serves as the warning sign for oncoming leaks.
  • Water heater noise – As the heater ages, rumbling noises will start emanating louder and louder as the tank heats up water. As the noise becomes more pronounced, this might be a sign of more serious problems.

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