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When to Replace Your Water Heater

You need a new water heater when your old one is unable to provide you with sufficient hot water. There are several reasons why that would occur, so make sure to keep an eye on your heater all year-round.

How to Tell When to Replace Your Water Heater

1. It Is Old

If your water heater is getting older, then you should replace it before it starts causing problems. Most heaters are built to last around 10 or 15 years. Once yours hits the 15-year mark, you should look into getting a new one even if the old heater is still working fine at the moment.

2. It Produces Rusty Water

An obvious sign something is wrong is when your water is not clear in color. Old water heaters will cause rust to get into your home’s water supply. You do not want to bathe with this water, so it is best to swap the heater out with a new one.

3. It Is Leaking

Old water heaters can develop cracks and begin to leak everywhere. Although your water heater will likely be located in an area of the house you do not go to that often, you should still inspect it routinely. Puddles of water indicate it is time for a replacement.

By knowing when to replace your water heater, you will always have warm water flowing through your residential pipes. Call Mainline Plumbing Inc. to get more information related to water heaters.