Most people have no idea that they will have a water heater failure. But there are signs to watch for a hot water tank replacement. Let’s take a look at the signs which can indicate that your water heater is not working and desperately needs replacement.

How old is the heater?

It’s very important to know how old is the age of the water heater. Aging is the main reason for water heater failure. Generally, most water heaters that are more than 10 years old should be considered for replacement. If your water heater is in a location that will not cause damage if there is a leak, you can wait until it develops a leak before replacing it, but that really is not recommended. If your water heater is in a location that will cause damage to your home, you should strongly consider replacing it after 10 years.

Rusty water
If you discover rusty water coming out of the water heater, which is exactly from the hot water outlet, it is a sign that the water heater is rusting. Rusty water can cause water heater failure. A good test to avoid replacing a functioning water heater is to drain a few five-gallon buckets of hot water out of the water heater. By the third bucket, if the water from your heater is still coming out rusty, then most likely the water heater (not the piping) is at fault.

Rumbling and noise
As a water heater ages, sediment will build up on the bottom of the tank. As the sediment is heated and reheated, it eventually will harden. The rumbling noise is a sign of water heater not working. When this happens, you can often hear rumbling or banging sounds coming from the water heater as it is heating up. This is a sign that the water heater is at the end of its useful life.

Water around the heater
If you notice moisture around your water, you may have a small leak or a fracture in the tank. As the metal heats, it expands and if there are slight fractures, water may leak from the tank. Once the metal has cooled the inner tank will stop leaking. However, before replacing your water heater, make sure there are no other leaks coming from either the fittings or connections to the tank. Also, make sure the temperature/pressure overflow pipe is not leaking. If all of the connections and fittings are dry, it may be time for hot water tank replacement.

All these are hints which indicate that your water heater not working . But there can be times when things go overboard and you might need a quick and best service. Pro Plumbing offers you one of the best services when it comes to hot water tank replacement.

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