Signs That You Need a New Water Heater

No household can function without a working water heater. Even if you’re overdue to replace your current water heater, however, it isn’t always clear when the time has come to make that investment. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to the potential warning signs that your current water heater is due to be replaced. These are some of the sure signs that it’s time to purchase a new water heater for your home:

Discolored water.

If the hot water that comes out of your taps is muddy or rusty, it’s a strong indicator that your water heater is nearing the end of its natural lifespan. Rust in your water usually means that rust is building up on the interior surfaces of your heater, while muddy water is often caused by built-up mineral deposits.

Unusual noises.

Sometimes, a strange sound says it all. If your water heater is emitting popping or cracking noises, it’s most likely a sign that there is extensive sediment buildup inside the heater. This hurts the efficiency of your water heater and significantly raises your risk of a water leak. You should call a plumber right away if your water heater seems unusually noisy.

Water leaks.

Leaks are probably the strongest signal that your water heater is ready to be replaced. Any level of leaking is cause for concern, so call your plumber as soon as possible once you have noticed a leak. The faster you have your water heater replaced, the sooner you can enjoy reliable hot water in your home again.

At Mike Counsil Plumbing, we offer comprehensive plumbing services to customers in the San Jose area. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that everybody we work with is completely satisfied with the services we provide. If you’re in need of a new water heater for your home or business, contact us today at (408) 618-8002 to find out how we can help you.