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Top 5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

Ah, the trusty water heater. For most homeowners, it’s the unsung hero of daily comfort, quietly ensuring hot showers and clean dishes. 

But like all household appliances, water heaters don’t last forever. And few things can ruin a morning faster than an unexpected cold shower or discovering pooling water in your home. 

Understandably, it’s more than just a slight inconvenience—it’s a chilly predicament! 

By spotting the signs early on, you can preemptively replace your water heater before you’re left in the cold.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the top five signs your water heater might be on its last leg.

Signs You Need a New Water Heater

1. Aging Out

Most water heaters have a lifespan of about 8 to 12 years. If yours is nearing or has surpassed this age, it might be time to consider a replacement. The age can usually be determined by checking the manufacturer’s sticker which usually carries a date of manufacture.

2. Rusty Water

If you notice rusty or murky water coming from your taps when you run hot water, this could be a sign of rust inside your water heater, which indicates deterioration. It’s essential to address this promptly as the rust can contaminate your home’s water supply.

3. Unusual Noises

If your once-quiet water heater starts making rumbling, banging, or crackling sounds, it may have sediment buildup. Over time, these sediments can harden, causing the noises and making your unit less efficient—and potentially leading it to overheat.

 4. Frequent Repairs

Like an old car that’s constantly breaking down, if your water heater requires frequent repairs, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to replace it rather than continually shelling out for fixes.

5. Water Around the Tank

Notice any moisture or puddles around the base of your water heater? This could indicate a leak or fracture in the tank. Before this small issue becomes a major water-damaged headache, it may be time to think about a replacement.

Schedule an Inspection with A1 Sewer & Drain Today!

We’ve walked you through the top signs your water heater may be due for a change, but if you’re still unsure or concerned about its condition, we’re here to help. 

At A1 Sewer & Drain, we pride ourselves on offering top-tier services to homeowners just like you.

Schedule an appointment with us today, and we’ll ensure your home remains the cozy and safe haven you cherish. 

Your comfort and safety are our top priorities. Don’t wait for your morning routine to take an icy turn; let our professionals guide you to the best solution for your home’s needs.

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