There are some appliances in your home that you should be aware of and know when it is time to replace. You don’t want to be in the heat of summer and your air conditioner go out. This means you would be stuck in the heat until you can get it repaired. You also want to avoid having your water heater go out. The water heater is something you rely on to take a shower, clean your clothes, wash your dishes and much more. The problem is that if you wait for the water heater to go out you can end up with a severe amount of water damage. If the tank malfunctions the water from that tank can and will leak out all over the house damaging anything that is in its way. You want to make sure that you know the signs that your water heater needs to be replaced. Absolute P&M Services outlines what you need to know about your water heater going out.
Water Heater Rust on Top or Bottom
You want to make sure that your tank and all the connections are in good shape. You need to be sure that you are inspecting to see if there are any signs of rust or corrosion. If you see any signs it is a good idea to have your water heater inspected and most likely it will need to be repaired. The most common areas that you will start to see rust and or corrosion is at the connections. These can be the temperature valve, the pressure relief valve or the outlets that are attached to the tank. If you are seeing buildup that is rust color it is a matter of time before they will go out and become so damaged that they cannot be repaired.
Tap Water is a Funny Color
It might be a weird question to ask someone but you need to know what color the water is that is coming from their faucets. You want to take note if your water has any discoloration. It can be a slight discoloration that shows you signs that the water heater can be having a problem.
When you turn your water on and want to use heat it should be able to heat up in a few seconds. You also should be able to get hot water by adjusting the faucet. If you start to use the hot water and you are not getting the temperature that you want it can be because the water heater is not working. The water heater should be able to keep up with normal use. If you see that your water is not getting hot you need to call and have your water heater repaired and possibly replaced.
Water Heater Leaking
Lastly you want to find out if you have water that is leaking around your water heater. The water should not leak from the tank, valves, connections of any other spot. If you see any signs of water leaking you need to stop using the tank and have the water heater replaced.