5 Signs You Need to Replace or Repair a Water Heater

A faulty water heater is a significant source of frustration for any household. Most people use hot water daily for showers, hand washing, and dishwashing, not to mention the odd load of laundry or other water-related chores. The usage of freezing water from the faucet is not common, so it may be a surprise when that is all you get out of your pipes. 

It is essential to act quickly when your water heater is malfunctioning or nearing the end of its useful life so that you do not wind up stranded without hot water in your house for many days or weeks. Here are some signs that you need to be aware of if you need to repair or even replace your water heater: 

1. The Water Heater Is More than a Decade Old

Tank water heaters are only intended to survive 10–15 years at the most under normal conditions. Some may survive for far more extended periods if they are well-maintained and given yearly flushing to remove sediment buildup from the tank.

If your water heater is more than ten years old, it is approaching the end of its useful life—primarily if it has not been appropriately maintained. Because it is only a matter of time before you will need to replace your old water heater, you should seriously consider changing your water heater entirely if you are faced with a costly repair.

2.You Need Maintenance Regularly

The need for frequent maintenance indicates that your water heater is on the brink of failing permanently. Water heaters are made up of many components that work together to heat the water in your house. When one component fails, more stress is placed on the remaining components, leading them to wear out more quickly. When all of these components begin to fail simultaneously, you are receiving a clear message: you need a new water heater.

3. The Heater Is Making Loud Noises

Generally speaking, a water heater should produce very little noise, if any at all, while operating. If you detect any unusual or loud sounds emanating from your tank, this may signal a problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. There may be sediment collecting at the bottom of your unit and making it harder for the water heater to operate effectively if you hear knocking, banging, or rumbling sounds. Contact Candu for best water heater repair

As a home’s hot water use increases and the unit reheats freshwater, sediment from the water will ultimately build in the bottom of the unit’s tank. If a house consumes an excessive amount of hot water or is situated in a region where the water is very hard, this problem may develop much more quickly than is typical. Once sufficient sediment has accumulated, it becomes harder for the machine to heat the water effectively, and it may take longer to do so. That may put pressure on the device, causing the metal encasement to deteriorate and resulting in leaks.

4. There is Water Leak

Water is intended to remain contained inside a water tank. If you see water collecting around the tank or around the pipes that go to the tank, there is most likely a problem to be addressed immediately. In most cases, leaks do not cease on their own. They may also cause severe property damage if they are not addressed immediately. Not only will you have to deal with damp furniture, rugs, walls, and other things, but you may also have to deal with aggressive mold growth in your home. It is preferable to address a hot water tank leak as soon as it is discovered and repaired.

5. Water Bills Have Gone Up

Have you ever observed that you have to crank the shower dial back and forth to obtain the same temperature water every time? Suppose your water heater has become less energy-efficient. In that case, it will need to operate harder and for a longer period to get the same outcomes, resulting in higher energy costs.

Considering that your water heater accounts for 14 percent of your entire energy cost, this isn’t an inefficiency you can afford to overlook. Consequently, if your water heater is old and no longer generates hot water at the same level that it used to, it may be wiser to have it changed rather than repaired.

Final Thoughts

Even though it may be a hassle to update, it is much more of a hassle to continue to throw money at a water heater that will end up costing you more in the long run. If your water heater has reached the end of its useful life, has become less energy efficient, and needs frequent and expensive repairs, it’s time to replace it.

Whether you have decided to go for a hot water heater repair or replacement, you can always rely on us at Candu Plumbing. We have skilled and professional plumbers to cater to all of your water heater needs. Book an appointment with us today!