No time is a good time for your water heater to die. Fortunately, most heaters give warning signs that they are on their way out. Here are five signs it’s time for a new water heater in your Dacula, GA, home.
1. Your Water Heater Is More Than 10 Years Old
Most water heaters have a lifespan of between 8-10 years if regularly maintained. If your heater needs repair or is unreliable, it could be time to replace it.
2. You Run Out of Hot Water Often
Frequently running out of hot water is a sign that it’s time for a replacement. As water heaters age, they lose capacity because of sediment buildup. It could also be that your family’s demand for hot water has grown.
3. Your Water Is Rusty
Rusty water or water with a metallic taste could mean it’s time for a new heater. Your tank could be rusting from the inside out and at risk of bursting or leaking. If so, it’s time for a new heater.
4. You Hear Strange Noises Coming From Your Water Heater
If you hear strange noises, like banging or rumbling sounds from inside your heater, it could be nearly the end of its life. A buildup of sediment causes these noises. When the water heats up, it causes the sediment to harden and cause strange noises.
5. You See Leaks or Puddles Around the Water Heater Tank
Over time, cracks or small holes may form on your heater’s tank. If you see small leaks on the tank or puddles near your heater, it’s time to replace it immediately. You’re at risk for the tank bursting and causing damage to your home.
If you experience any of the above, it’s time to call our team for water heater service. In Dacula, GA, contact Kovack Mechanical, Inc. for all your repairs, maintenance and installations, including tankless water heaters.
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