How To Know If It's Time To Have A New Water Heater Installed

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It is extremely important to make sure that you are well aware of whether it is time to have a brand-new water heater installed. If you are not carefully keeping an eye out for the signs, you could very well find yourself in a position of being totally without any hot water. Then, depending on the schedule of the plumbers in your area, you might not be able to get a new one professionally installed right away. Therefore, you will want to be on the lookout for any of the following signs. This will ensure that you can immediately call for a new water heater installation.

There Is Rust Showing Up In Your Water 

It might not look like the chunks of rust you might expect to see. However, you can tell that there is rust present inside of your water heater if the hot water that comes out of the faucets is tinted brown. Even if the tint is very light, this is a strong indication that there is something wrong with the hot water tank and that you will want to have the issue addressed immediately. If your plumber agrees that there is rust within your water heater, he or she will not be able to repair the problem. This is an issue that requires a complete replacement.

There Is A Lot Of Sound Coming From The Tank

There is nothing alarming about a little bit of sound coming from the water heater tank. After all, a small amount of sound can usually be heard when the tank kicks on in order to heat up the water that it just filled up with. However, if you find that the sounds are starting to become a lot louder or are even happening when the tank is not kicking on to heat up newly added water, you might have a serious problem. If ignored, you could soon find yourself without any hot water, so it is vital to make sure that you are getting a plumber to take care of this as soon as you notice that there is an issue.

There Is A Leak From The Bottom

A leak from the valve may be able to be repaired. However, if you have noticed that there is a leak coming from the underside of the hot water tank, you will want to do everything you can to call for an emergency replacement of the tank. The last thing you want to have happen is for an area of rusted metal to break apart and have scalding hot water pour out all over the floor. Not only would that be a huge mess, but very hot water is dangerous.

Always make sure that you are using a professional plumber for this type of work in order to ensure that you are going to get the best results.

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