Warning Signs You Need a Water Heater Replacement

Having a new water heater installed is a major purchase that most homeowners dread and try to put off. However, ignoring the warning signs that your water heater needs to be replaced can end up costing you even more money. If you wait until your unit starts leaking, not only will you have to pay extra for an emergency installation, but you’ll also be left with potential property damage. If you notice any of the signs below, it is best to have a professional from Beck Cohen check your unit and help you decide if it’s time for a water heater replacement.

1. Your Water Looks Rusty or Cloudy

Water that looks cloudy or rusty can indicate that your water heater is starting to fail. Cloudy water can mean that the unit is allowing mineral deposits to travel out with your water. If you notice a change in the color or clarity of your water, contact a plumbing professional.

2. You Keep Running Out of Hot Water

If you notice that you’re running out of hot water before your shower is over, it could also be a sign that you need water heater replacement. As sediment accumulates in older units, the available space in the tank to hold water decreases. This means you will run out of hot water more quickly.

3. You Hear Popping or Cracking Sounds

Some noises from your system are perfectly normal. However, if you begin to hear popping or cracking sounds, it can be an indication that something is wrong. The popping and cracking noises you hear are often associated with built-up sediment in the unit that has become hard and is taking up space in the tank.

Beck Cohen in Charlottesville should be your first call if you are concerned about your water heater. Don’t hesitate to contact us today so that we can help you replace your water heater before it is too late. We offer electrical, plumbing, duct sealing, indoor air quality, and cooling services, too. We also sell generators.