Many people don't realize their water heater has gone out until they're getting ready for work and have to take an ice-cold shower. Unfortunately, that’s when you know a difficult conversation about plumbing repair is on the immediate horizon. It's all a huge mess that could have been caught earlier had you known the signs to look for. Luckily, Flo-Rite Plumbing of Kalispell, MT, provides all the help you need to inspect, repair, and replace your aging water heater.
The following are four signs your hot water heater is on its way out:
- Age: Water heaters that are more than 10 years old generally need replacing. If you wait until it springs a leak, you could be looking at much more expensive damage in your home.
- Rusty Water: If rusty water only comes out when the hot water is turned on, the inside of your tank may be rusting. From there, it’s only a matter of time before the walls fail and it springs a leak.
- Rumbling Noise: Sediment builds up in the tank over time and is tossed about when the hot water is used. This causes a variety of strange noises and is a sign that the metal could be weakening.
- Water Around The Unit: This means you have a leak. If your water heater is near anything important—wiring, clothing, your prized baseball card collection—you could be in for costly repairs.
By watching for these signs, you’ll know when trouble is on the horizon. When you need a new water heater installed, call Flo-Rite Plumbing in Kalispell at (406) 257-6897. You can also check out their website for more information on all of their plumbing services.