Common Signs That Your Modesto Home's Water Heater Should Be Replaced
Your water heater is vital for maintaining a comfortable environment within your Modesto home, so you'll want to be sure you always maintain a dependable water heater in your home. Unfortunately, like all installations, your water heater is bound to break down at some point.
Luckily, when that point comes for your Modesto home's water heater, it likely won't happen at once. After all, your water heater will more than likely give off a number of easily recognizable signs that tell you it's almost ready to be replaced.
But wait: Do you know what those signs are? If you don't, you don't have to sweat as you wait for your water heater to die completely before you know something's wrong. Instead, you can just read on, and our quick guide will tell you some of the most common signs to look for when your water heater needs to be replaced.
Your Water Doesn't Get Hot Enough or Stay Hot Long Enough
Your water heater has one job: to heat water, of course. So, naturally, you'll want to be sure that it continues doing so reliably for many years to come. Unfortunately, as your water heater begins to age and wear down, its functionality will inevitably suffer, leaving you without the most reliable source of hot water.
If you find that you have to crank your hot water valve higher and higher for fewer results, then you need to look into getting your water heater replaced sometime soon. When this kind of headache becomes the rule rather than the exception, your water is heater is likely on its way out, so be aware of this frustrating but obvious sign.
There Is Rust in Your Water or around Your Water Heater
You'll notice when your water heater fails to produce hot water pretty much off the bat since it's our nature to notice when we aren't getting the things we expect. But you might not notice signs of rust in your water as immediately since this sign can start much more subtly with only slight changes in your water's coloration.
But you should strive to make yourself sensitive to these changes in your water's coloring. After all, though the sign can start subtle, the causes and other issues related to it can be significant, as they often indicate corrosion with the physical structure of your water heater. So, as soon as you detect rust in your water supply, call for a water heater repair ASAP.
Your Water Heater Is Approaching the end of Its Life
If you begin to notice more and more issues with your water heater's performance, then you need to stop and ask yourself one thing: How old is your water heater? After all, like anything, water heater's have a projected lifespan (usually somewhere around 15 years, give or take). And as your water heater approaches its projected lifespan, you'll need to prepare for a replacement.
If you don't know how old your water heater is, you can find that information on its label. If you are having trouble with that task for one reason or another, your Modesto plumbing professional can help determine its age for you. And if you or your plumber determine that your water heater is quickly approaching its projected lifespan, then go ahead and plan for a water heater replacement.
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