Your water heater is something that’s easy to forget about. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean upkeep isn’t required from time to time. Eventually, it will be time to invest in a new one.

  • Can you remember the last time you got a new water heater?
  • Do you seem to be having problems with your current one?

Well, if you can’t remember or you’re having problems, you may need a replacement.

Are you are concerned your water heater may need to be replaced in the near future? If so, there are some signs you can look out for. Check them out below. Afterwards, browse our website to learn about what Stadler Plumbing can do for you! We can repair, replace, and install your water heater, so that your home is back up and running in no time.

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1. Leaks

bottom of water heater that's leakingAny excess water around the tank means your tank is leaking somewhere. As it heats, any cracks or fractures open up and water is allowed to seep out. This isn’t just bad news for your water heater. This type of issue leads to all sorts of damage to your home, as well! Your flooring will suffer a lot and, if you have anything stored near your water heater, it will likely face irreparable  damage.

2. Water Problems

Many issues can arise with your regular water flow if your water heater in on its last leg. One thing you may notice is a strange tint to your water’s color. If it is looking rusty or brown, then your water heater may be rusting from the inside out. This is a clear indication that leaks and other damage will start occurring soon. So having your water heater checked out right away should be a priority!

3. Lack Of Hot Water

One of the most obvious signs of a broken water heater is a lack of hot water throughout the house. This is a major inconvenience! No one likes cold showers, and washing clothes and dishes with cold water isn’t ideal, so this is something you are likely to notice right away. Lack of heat means your water heater is working extra hard to get the job done and can’t keep up with your household any longer. Have it looked at or replace fast!

If you’re currently faced with warm water issues, then call us in to take a look. If you need a new water heater, we can help you find the best fit for your home. From tank-less to electric to gas to high-efficiency. We’ve got everything you’re looking for! Contact us, so we get you back to your normal routine in no time.

4. Strange Noises

Heard any strange noises lately? Another sign that your water heater needs some help is rumbling or clanking noises coming from inside of it. This is due to sediment that builds up as your appliance ages, and it is something that should definitely not be ignored.

This build up hardens over time, and it can damage the inside of your tank, causing holes to form and leaks to occur. Your water heater will not function as efficiently, and you will likely face a lot of extra damage that could have been avoided by installing a replacement!

The older a water heater is, the more likely it is that various substances and materials have hardened inside of it and are rumbling around on a regular basis. This is a clear cut sign that your water heater is nearing the end. It will continue to work less and less efficiently and will wear down at a faster rate if the issues is not addressed.

5. Rusty Water

Rusty-colored water in your tub? If this is coming from the hot side of your faucet, then it’s likely due to rust building up inside your water heater. This indicates that a lot of deterioration has occurred and is a clear sign that leaks may soon start to form. It’s best to replace your system before further damage is done.

6. Old Age

gray water heater next to a fuse box and blue tool boxWhen it comes right down to it, a water heater that is over ten years old should be replaced. If your unit has been put to use for over a decade, but seems to be running fine, you should still strongly consider purchasing a replacement. It is only a matter of time before things start going downhill, and it is always better to stop any issues before they start.

Don’t Delay – Call On Our Experts!

Putting off water heater repair or replacement will only lead to more problems down the line. Things like these pile up fast, leaving you in need of countless repairs and facing lots of bills. Stop water heater woes in their tracks, by investing in our services today!

Call the experts at Stadler Plumbing for more information. We can’t wait to help you out!