Aging Water Heaters - Macomb County MI - Stadler Plumbing

Spotting An Aging Water Heater

When it comes to home maintenance, it is not always easy to keep track of which appliances are due for replacement and which have more years left in them. The water heater is one that is rarely out in the open and, since they typically last for years on end, people often forget to check up on them. Ensuring that your water heater is running properly is very important for your home, and regularly servicing it will save a lot of time and money in the long run.

If you feel that you might need to upgrade your water heater, there are a few factors that you can take into consideration. Check them out below.

  • Age: Knowing the age of your water heater is important in assessing whether or not you need to replace it. If you do not know the age of your water heater, you can refer to the manual or the website of the manufacturer as far as where to check for this information and how to interpret the coding listed. If the unit is 10 years or older, then it is typically at the point where replacement will be recommended. At that point, if it has not broken down yet, it will likely do so in the near future.Aging Water Heaters - Macomb County MI - Stadler Plumbing
  • Excess Water: If you notice any water surrounding your water heater, then that may be a sign that a leak or other damage has occurred. You will want to ensure that it is coming from the tank and not from any surrounding pipes, so having a professional come in and do an inspection would be a good option. If the water heater itself is damaged, then replacing it may be your best option.
  • Unusual Noise: If you notice clanking or rumbling noises coming from your water heater, an assessment may be in order to ensure that things are running efficiently. There are a number of reasons why things may be malfunctioning and a new water heater may be the best solution.

Installing a water heater takes a lot of time, patience, and technical knowledge. Proper installation is essential in ensuring that everything is running as efficiently as possible. Also, special tools are often required for this process and being able to lift and maneuver the unit is a must. Like any appliance, water heaters have specialized codes and regulations as far as installing them and disposing of your old one, so being knowledgeable on these is vital. Due to all of these factors, it is highly recommended that you hire a professional to do this work for you. Not only will it ensure that your unit is running properly, but will keep you and your family safe, as well.

At Stadler Plumbing, we have the tools and expertise necessary to get your new unit installed and we are always willing to help, as far as regular upkeep. Give us a call or stop on by today!

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