1. You See Water Pooling Around the Hot Water Heater
During hot water heaters' heating cycle, their metal components and steel surface expand and contract due to the heat. Over time, this can lead to moisture or even fractures in the water heater tank. As a result, the system will leak, and water will pool around your unit.
If you look at your water heater and notice water pooling around it, call a plumber as soon as possible. Since this problem is often due to the age of the system, you'll likely need a new water heater.
2. The Water Tank Has Rust or Corrosion
The last thing you want to see in your tap water is rust. A rusty water heater can impact the quality of your home's water and lead to a less efficient or leaking water heater.
Rust and corrosion are another problem that happens primarily due to age. These issues can affect the entire water heater, but especially the heater inlet valve and sacrificial anode rod, where rust and mineral particles can build up.
3. You Notice a Lack of Warm and Hot Water
One of the more obvious signs that you need water heater replacement is a lack of warm or hot water. As your water heater ages, it becomes less and less efficient. Eventually, you won't be able to enjoy a nice hot shower.
Sometimes, the problem could be a broken heating element or a malfunctioning electrical thermostat. While this is sometimes a repairable problem, it may be more cost-effective to replace your water heater.
4. You Hear Strange Noises Coming From the Unit
As a water heater nears the end of its working life, sediment builds up at the bottom of the tank. Eventually, this sediment buildup will force your tank to start making loud popping noises when heating water. When this happens, it's time to get a new water heater.
5. You're Frequently Scheduling Repair Services
Repairing your water heater is cheaper than replacing it, but if you're frequently paying for repairs due to an inefficient system, it's time to upgrade. Installing a new water heater saves you money in the long run and gives you a more reliable hot water supply, which is good news for your washing machine and shower.
High-Quality Water Heaters From a Top-Rated Plumbing Company
When the time comes for your water heater replacement, give our Roto-Rooter Jackson TN team a call. Every professional plumber on our team knows how to efficiently install high-quality water heaters and restore heating functions. Call (731) 213-3611 to restore your home's warm water!