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Do You Need A New Water Heater?

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!

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Signs Your Water Heater May Be Failing

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.

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!

Another problem you may notice is a lack of hot water. 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!


Any 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.

Strange Noises

Heard any strange noises lately? 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.

Old Age

When 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.

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!

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