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  • Signs it May Be Time to Replace Your Water Heater


  • Signs it May Be Time to Replace Your Water Heater

    October 16, 2020

    signs it may be time to replace your water heater

    Your water heater is vital to the proper functioning of your home, but like all appliances it can wear out and soon you will need a new one. However, it is sometimes difficult to tell whether your water heater is just in need of repairs or a complete replacement. To help you out, the pros at Crawford have put together a list of telltale signs it may be time to replace your water.

    1. Age

    Conventional water heaters can last 10-15 years although depending on the model, it could last anywhere between 8-20 years. To check the age of your water heater, look at the manufacturer label on the side to find the installation date. You can also decode the serial number to figure the data it was installed. When it comes to deciding to replace your water heater, age is an important factor. Once your water heater reaches its last years, it might not be able to perform as well as it used to.

    2. Frequent Repairs

    With any appliance, a repair here and there is expected. However, if you find that you require frequent repairs for your water heater, it might be financially smarter to replace it altogether. Shelling out money for repairs will add up in the future in addition to being harder on your water heater. It might be a better idea to get a water heater that is of a newer model and better quality.

    3. Rust Found in Water

    If you find rust in water or muddy water coming through your faucets when you use hot water, your water heater might either be corroding or dealing with sediment buildup. While you might be able to resolve the sediment issue by draining the contents of your water heater and taking the sediment out, the rust indicates a greater damage to the vital components of the tank. For more information, consult a technician who can help you decide whether you should repair or replace the water heater.

    4. Lukewarm Water

    If you notice only lukewarm or even cold water coming out of your faucet no matter how high the “Hot” setting, you might need to replace your water heater. This a major telltale sign that your water heater might need to be replaced as one of three vital components have probably stopped working: the thermal switch, thermostat or heating element. Get in touch with a licensed plumber and see if they can further diagnose the problem.

    Notice any of these signs? It may finally be time to replace your water heater! If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and need high quality plumbing services, get in touch with the pros at Crawford! Our team of professionals provides an exceptional experience for our clients, no matter the services you need. Call us today at 214-271-8800 (Dallas) or 817-869-9045 (Fort Worth)! You can also schedule a service with us on our website.