Getting a new water heater installed in your home seems like a big step to take, but not if you have expert plumbers on the job. If your water heater doesn’t seem to be living up to your expectations, you could be due for a replacement. There are a few glaring signs to watch out for that will let you know it’s time to call in our licensed and insured staff. Read up on these below, then give us a call so we can help!

Cold, Rusty Water

One of the best ways to check up on your water heater is to keep a close eye on your water. Water heaters that are on their last leg won’t warm up water as quickly. This means you’ll be standing by your sink or shower for quite some time before getting the heat you’re looking for. If you experience this or aren’t getting any hot water at all, your water heater needs to be examined. You’ll also notice your water goes back to cold much quicker than usual.

In addition, your water may appear rust-colored. Turn on the hot water and see if that’s where the discoloration is coming from. If so, it’s possible that the appliance is rusting on the inside, which is a clear sign of old age and future leaks.

Old Age

Look back to when you first installed your water heater. If it’s been 10 years or more, then you should definitely start considering different options for your home. If issues haven’t started to occur, they likely soon will, and you may notice heating problems in the near future.

Needless to say, if you notice water around the water heater, this is another clear sign that something isn’t working right. We do our best to help customers avoid this problem altogether. This can trigger a lot of damage, meaning you’ll be shelling out even more money than originally planned. Stay ahead of the game by calling in Stadler Plumbing today!

Strange Noises

Matter known as sediment builds up inside of water heaters as they age. The more these are reheated, the harder they become until they eventually start banging into the sides of the water heater, triggering some loud noises. If you start hearing these sounds, your water heater is likely being forced to work harder. You’ll then start noticing a lack of efficiency from the appliance.

All that rumbling and knocking around can also trigger damage, especially if there’s already rust inside the water heater. This is another instance where you’ll want to be on the look out for leaks!

Other Signs

In addition, a faulty pilot light, a main burner that won’t stay lit, strange odors, and excessively hot water are signs that you need your system inspected as soon as possible. Let us help you find the best new option for your home! Call our team today!