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Home Maintenance  /  September 20, 2019

How Can You Tell If You Need a New Water Heater?

Your water heater works constantly to provide you and your family with hot water for your everyday needs. However, this can take its toll. As the years go by, wear and tear will steadily accumulate, leading to problems with your water heater. You’ll need to learn when to start planning for a water heater replacement. 

The Lifespan of a Water Heater

A high-quality water heater can last anywhere between 8 to 12 years. However, this will depend on the quality of the installation and the amount of maintenance the water heater has received throughout its lifespan. Your hot water tank is constantly in use because it must always have hot water in it. This can cause it to wear down. If your water heater is over a decade old, then we strongly recommend planning on replacing it.

Signs of Water Heater Problems

If you hear noises from your water heater or spot discolored water, then you should consider hiring a professional to inspect your water heater. The strange noises coming from your water heater are usually caused by sediment buildup. In some cases, this sediment can be cleaned. However, sediment can also sometimes damage the water heater.

Discolored water can be caused by problems with your pipes as well so you need to be sure that this problem is caused by your hot water heater. Turn on the cold water, and see if it runs clear. Then, compare the cold water’s appearance with hot water. If the hot water is the only one that’s discolored, then it means that there’s a problem with your water heater.

If you need help with your plumbing, then give Handyman Connection® of Lexington-Nicholasville a call. We are the top home improvement and home maintenance company in our local area. We work with some of the most skilled and experienced craftsmen in the industry. We are known for our superior customer service and for our quality workmanship. Call us at (859) 274-4477 to learn more about our services and products, or to request a free estimate.

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