How do I know if I need a new water heater?

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How do I know if I need a new water heater? If you have a water heater, you’ll know all about the benefits of having one. Tankless water systems take up less space and use less energy and water. But they also need to be replaced every couple of years. Here are 4 ways to know if you need a new water heater.

You’ve had it for 10 years

The quickest way to work out if you need a new water heater is to work out how long you’ve had it for. Generally, water heaters should be replaced every 10 years. Like many household items, general wears and tears take its toll. After 10 years, your water heater has most likely rusted, is metallic or is rotting away.

Is your water heater over 10 years old? Get in touch with us, we can replace it for you. We can also advise on the best water heater for your home.

Your water is coming out brown

If you notice your water coming out brown, it’s most likely rust. This indicates that the water heater needs to be replaced. Although small amounts of rust won’t cause any harm to your body, rust can damage your shower/home and can cause affect to your body if bacteria exists in the rust.

Your water heater is noisy

If you’ve heard any unusual noises coming from your walls or directly from the water heater, this is usually a sign it needs to be replaced. If your water heater is not flushed out regularly sediment starts to build up, eventually resulting in banging and rumbling sounds. Consider this the water heater’s cry for help!

Read: Keep an ear out for these plumbing sounds

Your water heater is leaking

If you notice any water coming from the water heater, this may mean it’s seen its last days. Give Modern Era Plumbing a call and we’ll have you fixed up with a new one in no time!

Read: Common causes of plumbing leaks

Read: Commercial plumbing leaks, their causes and how to fix them

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