For most of us, we take our water heater for granted. We are often oblivious when there is a problem with our heater that might demand a repair. This can mean that eventually our water heater breaks down, costing us more money for a more expensive repair or replacement.

Avoid the hassle of no hot water and an emergency call out by being aware of the signs your water heater is failing.

3 Signs Your Hot Water Heater Needs Replacing

Your water heater is noisy

If you start to notice a rumbling, knocking or banging sound coming from your heater, don’t ignore it! This is usually a sign your water heater has a build up of sediment. When this happens it leads to a less efficient heater that wastes energy and costs you more to run.

Your water is rusty

Rusty water could be a sign that your water heater is rusting inside. You can check whether the rust is in your heater by draining it. This will allow you to determine whether the rust is from your heater or pipes. If it’s coming from your heater than you should probably schedule a replacement as soon as possible!

You have moisture around your heater

The presence of moisture around your water heater can indicate a leak with your heater. You can check the fittings and tank connections to determine the source of the moisture. If your fittings aren’t the source of the problem and your heater is more than 10 years old, it is probably your heater that is the cause of the problem. Don’t delay in ordering a replacement water heater if you notice any moisture around the heater.

These are just a small number of common signs your water heater needs replacing. Water heaters aren’t too complicated so there’s not a lot to go wrong with them. However you should not let this prevent you from scheduling a repair or replacement if you discover a problem.

Elkton Plumbing offers the best plumbing service in Cecil County Maryland. We are specialists in all kinds of water heater repair and installation, even new tankless water heaters.


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