How can I tell when my water heater needs to be replaced?

Unusual noises, frequent repairs, rust-colored water, and old age are all signs that your water heater needs to be replaced with a newer and more efficient model.

How Can I Tell When My Water Heater Needs to be Replaced by Pacific Plumbing and Drain in Vancouver WA

Wondering if you need a new water heater? Here are some telltale signs to look out for.

  • Age: all appliances wear down over time. Traditional water heaters last around 10 to 13 years while tankless water heaters last an average of 18 years. If your water heater is nearing the end of its life, it may be a good time to replace it.
  • Rust-colored water: rust-colored water is often a sign that the water heater is rusting from the inside and may leak soon.
  • Unusual noise: popping noises are a common indicator of sediment in the tank. Sediment buildup affects your water heater’s efficiency and lifespan if left unaddressed.
  • Frequent repairs: over time, the costs to repair frequent breakdowns and sediment add up. If you’re continually having to repair your water heater, it may be more cost-effective to replace it.

Don’t let your water heater problems go unresolved! Whether you think it’s time for a repair or replacement, contact your local plumbing experts to schedule an inspection. They’ll let you know if it’s time for an upgrade and many plumbing companies even sell and install water heaters.

How can I tell when my water heater needs to be replaced? IN VANCOUVER WA AND PORTLAND OR

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