Owning a home is not an easy task to take on, although a big accomplishment, we must stay on top of appliance maintenance and repair to ensure the longevity of our investment. One appliance of high importance that should be replaced or inspected is your water heater, and the following are signs that it may be time for a new one.
First and foremost, if the unit is more than 10 years old…it’s time for a new one. Operating a water heater older than this can cause major damage to your home from a leaking pipe or overheated engine.
Also, if your appliance makes any type of noise while operating such as rumbling, shaking or popping sounds. This can be a sign that the water heater is struggling to safely heat and poses a major threat.
Another obvious sign is if your hot water comes out tinted or brown, shown signs that the metal has corroded and is probably damaging your unit or wall space.
If any of these signs exist or you’re unsure of the age of your appliance it is suggested to have it inspected by a licensed plumber.
And don’t forget to always earthquake secure your water heater!