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How Do You Tell If You Need A Water Heater Installation?

Are you a homeowner? If so, you likely appreciate the convenience of having hot water in your home. Some individuals assume that their water heaters are designed to last them a lifetime. However, water heater replacement is an expected future investment. Individuals who ignore the signs that their water heaters are on the verge of failure run the risk of having the inconvenience of not having hot water when they need it the most. Perhaps you are wondering how you can tell that you may need to replace your water heater. The following points will help you to know the signs to watch for.

Sediment

Sometimes sediment may be present if a water heater is in need of a repair such as flushing the unit, which should be done periodically. However, it can also be a sign that the unit is failing. Sediment may present itself as scales in the water. It could also appear as discolored water that is a brownish color. 

Age

You can likely take the assumptive approach if your water heater performs differently than it has in the past and it is several years old. You may save money by replacing it because most older units are not efficient, and you may be losing money in energy costs by having one.

Leaks

Water leaks can happen when water heaters have seals that need to be replaced. This type of damage should only cause a small amount of water to leak. However, if you are noticing leaks that are sizeable puddles, your water heater may be irreparable. It would likely be best to replace it because it could cause you to have to face a costly water damage bill. 

Noises

Your water heater should operate in silence. It is an appliance that should not hiss, bang, or make clanking noises. When a water heater emits sound, it is likely certain that it will need to be replaced due to internal damage.

A plumber, such as from Johnson Plumbing, is a good resource to use to determine if you need a water heater repair or replacement. They are also a good choice for water heater installations. They can determine if there may be another issue that is at fault for your inconvenience. For example, you may have an issue with you not having a steady supply of hot water. This does not mean that the water heater you own is about to break down. Your current water heater might actually be too small for your home. 


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