The availability of warm, flowing water is an integral part of daily living in your Fenton, MO, home. From baths to hand-washing to cooking, dish cleaning and laundry, you can end up using hot water around 20 times per day. With high daily water usage, consider looking for the following signs that indicate you need a new water heater.
Most water heaters serve you for about 8 to 10 years. Although you can extend their use for a few more years, you need to consider replacing your water heater when it gets past the 10-year mark.
2. Rust in Water
Rusty water is a sign that something is wrong. Rust can come from the pipes, but if you notice that it’s only coming from hot water in your house’s water supply, your tank could be rusting, and this could lead to the development of a leak at any time. Rusty water may become unsafe, and you should seek help from a plumber as quickly as possible.
3. Unusual Noises
Your water heater can start making strange noises as it gets older. With time, sediments accumulate at the bottom of the water tank. When water becomes hot, the deposits harden. As the tank continues to heat up, it can begin making noise due to the hardened sediment.
The hardened sediment can also result in less efficiency because the system now needs more energy to heat the water. When the water heater takes a long time to heat up, it means the system is working harder than it should, which will increase wear on the tank and reduce its lifespan.
As water heats in the tank, the tank’s metal becomes hot and expands. This expansion can make the metal develop small cracks or fractures, resulting in water leakage. When you notice water, moisture or leaks around your water heater, you should consider replacing your water heater to avoid putting yourself at risk.
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