5 Signs That It’s Time for A Water Heater Replacement

Kitchen SinkYour home’s water heater is a crucial appliance. Whenever required, it should always receive urgent attention and repairs. A delayed repair may result in a leak or severe damage to the heater and your home. As you may know, there are few things worse than water damage. Watching for the telltale signs of a replacement is vital. To do that, you need to know the signs!

1) Leaks

Take an occasional take a trip around your water heater unit and look for signs of pooling water. If you notice any, look into replacing the inner tank as soon as possible.

A leak may quickly grow in size and cause significant flooding should the tank burst. The primary reason for a tank leak is the metal inside cracking.

2) Odd Noises

If you notice unusual noises, such as popping or loud cracks, your water heater may require replacement. You may occasionally hear a loud staccato of sound, which is due to mineral deposit buildups. As the residue grows, so will the noise and chances of a leak.

3) Murky Water

If your water is:

  • Sandy or muddy
  • Has a metallic taste or smell
  • Includes rust particles

It’s time to replace the water heater.

4) Warm Water

Warm, not hot, water leaking from your faucets means the water heater cannot correctly heat its supply of fresh water. Lukewarm water is a telltale sign you need a replacement.

5) Frequent Repairs

If you’re spending a lot of money on repairs, it’s better to invest in a replacement system. You’ll save money in the long-run.

Contact Dutton Plumbing in Ventura & LA County

If you suspect an issue with your water heater, consider a replacement. Contact Dutton Plumbing today for professional service. In fact, call us now to schedule a consultation promptly!