20 Feb

How to Know If You Need Water Heater Repair or Replacement

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Maintaining a water heater requires more maintenance than you ever imagined. This post will mainly focus on tell-tale signs to look out for to determine whether or not you need to seek water heater repair services or simply buy a new one.

  1. Rust

If your faucet produces either rusty-smelling or rusty-colored water, that’s an alarming sign you should immediately take note of. It could possibly indicate that your heater has begun rusting gradually from the inside out. Also, there may be a chance that your pipes have begun rusting.

  1. Noise

When your heater begins making irritatingly audible sounds, there’s a possible build-up of sediments within the tank that’s hardening internally. If your heater rumbles occasionally when in operation, it may not be as efficient as it’s supposed to be. It’s up to you to call a water heater repair expert or simply buy a new one.

  1. Water Puddles

Have you started noticing water puddles forming around your heater? Yes? Then there’s a huge chance that small cracks have caused a fracture in your heater. Rather than examining the heater yourself, you may want to contact a water heater repair professional to ensure all fittings and connections are all in working order.

Although it may take much your time, looking for a few signs to replace your water heater can save you a lot, including your life, in the long run. If you notice the issues are more than you or an expert can handle, simply opt to buy a new water heater.