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5 Signs You’re in Need of a New Water Heater

5 Signs You’re in Need of a New Water Heater


Similar to other major appliances that can be found throughout a property, water heaters can begin to breakdown over an extended period of time. In best-case scenario, you will catch the problem early on and replace the water heater before it quits working. However, it can be hard for people to tell that there is an issue to begin with until a catastrophe happens. If you are not quite sure of the signs, ASAP Plumbing is here to help!

Rusty and/or Muddy Water

When you turn on the water and notice the color is more of a murky or rusty color rather than clear, this is usually a huge indicator your water heater is beginning to corrode. The tank has begun to deteriorate causing rust to form all throughout it. So, if you are noticing some rusty water coming from the pipes this could be a sign that there is a buildup of sediment in your water tank and you need to seek help from a team of experts.

Water Surrounding the Water Heater

Have you noticed water sitting or leaking around your water heater? If so, you need to seek help as soon as possible. This is usually a sign that your water heater is experiencing an internal failure and will more than likely need to be replaced quickly. Be sure to turn off your electricity and let the water cool down before you try to replace it.

Loud Noises

Hearing some weird noises coming from your water heater? It’s important to pay attention to this. Hearing noises isn’t uncommon, but you should be aware of any loud cracks or popping sounds that come from it. Many times, these noises are caused by a buildup of sediment and if left unattended could cost you more in the long run.

How Old is Your Water Heater?

Did you know that on average, most water heaters last about ten years? If yours is a bit older than ten years or you aren’t quite sure when it was last replaced, it may be time to start looking into replacing it with a new water heater. Check out the serial number on the manufacturer sticker to help yourself determine the age of your water heater to get a better idea of how much longer it should last.


If your plumbing needs to be repaired or if you have questions regarding your water heater, contact ASAP Plumbing today at 228-865-2727 or visit www.plumbinggulfportms.com and request a free estimate! We can handle all your plumbing needs including installation, repair and full water heater replacement.

 

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