5 Signs You're In Need Of A New Water Heater
August 21, 2018
All water heaters fail. Even the best ones. Do not ignore the signs your water heater is trying to tell you. Water is hard on our plumbing systems and can damage such systems. These are the most common signs to look out for.
No Hot Water
If you notice that your water is warmer than usual or not warm at all, this usually means a part has failed. Proper diagnostics will be needed to see if the water heater can be saved or if it needs to be replaced.
Water Heaters typically last anywhere from 6 - 10 years due to the hardness of Amarillo, TX water. If your water heater is close to this age, we recommend that you keep an eye on your water heater for any signs of failure.
Noises are always a sure sign. If your water heater makes a popping noise, gargling noise or a cracking sound, it's time to change your water heater.
If you keep having to "baby" your water heater with repairs here and there. When this happens, sometimes the best course of action is to go ahead and replace the water heater before serious damage can be done.
Leaks are always a bad sign. If you notice water collecting around your water heater, it’s a sign the inner tank has reached the end of its life. A slow drip can quickly escalate, causing serious water damage if the entire tank breaks.
Do not get hit with a blast of cold water unexpectedly. Have one of our licensed and professional plumbers take a look at your water heater if you suspect an issue.