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Do I Need To Replace My Water Heater?

showerhead-dripping-close-upAfter working all day and then visiting the gym, you are really looking forward to that warm shower at home. It is just the thing you need to relax and wind down for the night. This is why, when you step under the stream and instead find it to be not just lukewarm but ice cold, you are pretty upset.

Losing your hot water is annoying at best. At worst, however, it belies a bigger issue: there is something wrong with your hot water heater. Usually your hot water won’t just give out without a warning. But, if you suddenly find yourself without any warm water, or pick up on any of the other signs below, there is a strong chance that you require water heater replacement in Staten Island, NY.

In many cases, you’ll have a few warning signs to let you know that you need to repair your water heater. However, this won’t always be possible. That is why it is good to understand which signs are strong indicators that you will need a replacement for your tank hot water heater.

#1 – Your Hot Water is Rusty

When you are showering or washing the dishes, do you notice that your water has a reddish-orange tint to it? Or maybe it tastes a little bit metallic even? If the answer to this question is yes, you might want to reach out to a plumber soon. Rust on the inside and outside of your water heater is a big red flag that it is time to replace this system.

#2 – The Tank Has a Leak

While a leak in a connection or fitting on the tank may be repairable, a leak in the tank itself is not. If you find a leak coming from your tank water heater, you best option is to call a plumber for confirmation that you need a replacement.

#3 – The System is 10 Years Old or More

No matter how well maintained a system is, it will eventually become too old to keep up its original efficiency. Whether you still have hot water or not, if your hot water heater is over 10 years old, you should be considering a replacement, even if it is just to increase your energy efficiency.

#4 – No Hot Water

This is one of the most obvious signs of course. If your hot water heater has lost the ability to produce any hot water, you should reach out to a plumber ASAP. A professional plumber will be able to either fix the issue or will help you begin the process of replacing your current system.

Always Work with a Professional

Whether your water heater needs to be replaced, or it just need a little maintenance, you should always make sure that you contract services from a trained professional. This is because they will get the job done right the first time every time whereas an amateur is more like to create more issues and will cost you for more in the long run.

When you need a plumbing pro, we’ve got you covered. Contact our team of professionals today to schedule your next appointment. Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955. 

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