Many people believe they only need to get a new water heater when it no longer produces warm water. However, there are other signs that it is time to get a replacement.
Constantly Needing Repairs
Sometimes, simple repairs are all that is needed to get a water heater working optimally again. If you need to call a plumber every other month to visit your home to fix it, then it is better and more cost-effective to simply get a new one.
When water heaters start falling apart, flakes can enter the tank. This causes sediments to come out of your faucets and will often have a pungent metallic odor to it.
Another symptom is water that looks like it has sand in it. This is also caused by sediment building up in your tank. If your water is anything but clear, look for a solution.
Most water heaters are only designed to last up to 15 years at the most. If you have a particularly large household that uses hot water frequently, then the life span for your heater will be drastically reduced.One or more of these signs is a good indication you need to contact a professional plumber to assist you in getting a new water heater. To get started with a water heater replacement, contact A-1 Brown Plumbing Repair today.