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How can I tell if my Water Heater needs replacing?

Updated: Feb 22, 2020

Leaking or pooling water

on the top around the water connections and/or under or near the heater. Never ignore any leaks coming from your water heater. Calling in a certified plumber can prevent major damage/loss to your home.

Rust stains

on laundry or in showers or sinks may be evidence of rust buildup in the water heater. If rust begins to show on the outside of your water heater, that is a sign that it will soon begin to break down and leak.

Rusty water

comes out of the taps. Depending on the age of the water heater - this could just be a sign that it may need some maintenance and repairs.

Slow hot water recovery time

it takes longer to heat up water or the water doesn’t get as hot even though heat settings haven’t changed. This could be a sign that there is a large build up of sediment, having your water heater flushed annually can help flush out build up and keep your water heater lasting longer.

Bubbling or boiling noises

in your tank as water heats up. If your water heater is making noise, it is time for it to be replaced.

Life expectancy

Depending on your water heater, wether it is electric or gas, the common lifespan can be anywhere from 8 years to 15 years. It is important to get your water heater serviced annually to keep it running efficiently and by doing so can keep costs down.

Contact HeatPro Heating and Plumbing Ltd. for a replacement Water Heater or upgrade to a High Efficiency On Demand Water Heater!

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