No one wants to replace a major home appliance, but certain ones can cause a great deal of damage if they have issues that result in major problems. Your water heater is one of these appliances. If it has become rusted and part of the system gives out when you’re not home, it can cause flooding and a hefty increase in your water bill. Consider these signs that you may need to replace your water heater.
- Not heating efficiently. If your water heater has stopped providing your household with sufficient hot water for your daily needs, it may be a sign that you need a new one. It could have a broken heating element, or it could be a simple fix like a poorly adjusted thermostat. Either way, you should have it checked out by a professional.
- The water heater is leaking. If you see water on the floor around your hot water tank, it is essential to have it inspected by an industry professional. Leaks could be caused by loose pipe fittings, elements that have rusted through, or expansions in the metal that occur over time. A technician will be able to tell you if the issue can be repaired or if you need a tank replacement.
- Noisy water heater. It is natural for your water heater to start making noise after time due to sediment build-up and potential cracks. If your heater is making really loud noises, it is an indication that you should get help immediately.
- Rusty water. As your water heater ages, sediment can build up inside and begin to rust. Over time, the pipes and interior of the heater itself can get rusty. As the rust erodes the water heater’s structure, you may see rust in your household water, and your tank will be in danger of rupturing.
If you are experiencing any of these issues with your water heater, call the professionals at Efficient Plumbing today at (720) 606-9967 for help.