Having hot water in your Wilmington, Delaware, home is important to maintaining comfort for you and your family, as well as ensuring all the appliances in your home run properly. While your water heater provides vital support to the running of your home, it is often forgotten until it ceases to work. To avoid an expensive emergency replacement, watch for these three signs that the water heater in your home is nearing the end.
You See Puddles
Your water heating system that includes a tank and pipes, which heat and transport water to the various faucets and appliances in your home. If you find puddles around the tank or beneath the pipes running to and from it, odds are you have one or more leaks.
Call a plumber so they can assess whether the leak is coming from the pipes or the tank. They will determine if it is more cost effective to repair your water heating system or replace it.
You Hear Noises
As your water heating system ages, you might hear some more noises when the water is being heated or drawn from the tank. But if you begin to hear noises such as clanking, rumbling, or banging, it may be a sign that a replacement is in the immediate future. These noises can be caused by sediment that builds up and hardens in your tank over time.
You Observe Rust-Colored Water
If you notice yellowed or rust-tinged water coming through your faucets or showerhead, you are definitely facing a problem. While this discoloration can be due to aging water pipes, the culprit could also be the inside of your water heater rusting, which gets into the water supply.
You can determine if the rust is coming from your water heating system by draining a bucket or two from the tank. If the water heater is the cause, you will need to have it replaced. A rusting water heater will result in leaks.
Is your water heating system exhibiting any of the three signs above? Contact William G. Day Company at 302-219-5591 today to schedule your new water heater installation.
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