It’s summer again, and that means that your hot morning shower may not be quite as important as it was in the middle of January when its 10 degrees outside with 6 inches of snow on the ground. Never the less, that doesn’t mean you’re okay with having no hot water. Ensuring that your water heater is working all throughout the year is very important. So today, we’re going go over a few signs that your water heater may need to be replaced.
If you experience changes in you water temperature while using the shower or the sink, this may be a sign that your hot water heater is beginning to fail. When sediments build up in the tank of you hot water heater, it can hinder the amount of hot water that you receive.
Age of the Water Heater
The older a hot water heater is, the more likely it is to go out. After about 10 years, it very important to monitor your water heater, because it has a higher chance of going out. We’re not saying that just because you water heater has been around for 10 years that it’s a ticking time bomb. The average lifespan of hot water heaters is about 10 years, so it’s important to keep in mind the age of your heater.
If you take a moment to check your water heater and notice that there is some corrosion on the bottom, it may be time for it to be replaced. The reason for this is that if you notice corrosion on the outside of the tank, then chances are there is corrosion on the inside of the tank as well.
Water leaking from your water heater is an ominous sign. If you notice water pooling, it’s important to clean as quickly as possible to prevent damage. The water on the floor is an indication that there is an internal failure in the water heater. When this happens, it’s definitely time to get it replaced.
If you are in need of a water heater replacement, or if you just need it repaired, give Chicagoland Plumbing a call at 708-428-4600.