Five Signs You Should Start Water Heater Installation
1. Your Water Heater Is More than a Decade Old
An old or worn-down water heater can create a number of problems, like water blockages, lack of heating, corrosion and heating tank problems. If the water heater is more than 10 years old, it could be time to get a new water heater.
2. Lack of or Inconsistent Hot Water
The most common clue homeowners use to understand their existing water heater isn’t working correctly is merely a lack of hot water. When grime clogs the heating elements, the appliance may fail to transfer sufficient heat. This can lead to the water failing to reach the desired temperature, or just taking a very long time to do so. Both issues can be costly and inconvenient, namely in large households.
3. Cloudy or Discolored Water
No one wants brown or rust-colored water spilling out of their showerhead or filling up their bathtub. If the water from the taps or plumbing fixtures looks cloudy or discolored, it likely means there is debris or rust buildup in your tank.
4. Loud or Unusual Noises
Have you noticed any noises that seem like a pop, rumbling or bubbling sound? If your water heater is producing strange sounds, it’s commonly because there’s a problem. Whether that’s because of excess sediment, cracks or corrosion, you should get a professional to locate and fix the problem.
5. Strange, Unpleasant Odors
A moldy, musty odor suggests there might be sulfate bacteria buildup in your water heater. In other situations, it points to a corroded heating element, but this will smell similar to rotten eggs. In extreme situations, the rotten egg smell could be produced by a gas leak close to the water heater’s fuel supply.