Signs It's Time to Replace Your Water Heater

water leaking out of an access panel of an water heater

As a homeowner, it's important to know when to replace your water heater to avoid costly repairs and potential safety hazards.

Here are some signs that it's time to replace your water heater:

  1. Age - Most water heaters have a lifespan of 8-12 years. If your water heater is older than 10 years, it's time to start considering a replacement.
  2. Rusty Water - If your water looks rusty or has a metallic taste, it could be a sign that your water heater is rusting from the inside out. This could lead to leaks and potential water damage.
  3. Strange Noises - If your water heater is making strange noises like popping or cracking, it could be a sign of sediment buildup. This can cause damage to the tank and decrease efficiency.
  4. Leaks - If you notice water pooling around your water heater, it's important to have it inspected immediately. Leaks can lead to water damage and potential safety hazards.
  5. Inefficient Heating - If your water isn't getting as hot as it used to or you're running out of hot water quickly, it could be a sign that your water heater is losing efficiency and needs to be replaced.

When it comes to replacing your water heater, it's important to choose a reputable plumbing company that can handle the job. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing - Greenville offers professional water heater installation and replacement services to ensure that your new water heater is installed safely and efficiently.

In addition to our installation services, we also offer maintenance plans to help extend the life of your water heater and prevent costly repairs. Call us at (864) 326-3000 or schedule an appointment online today and ensure that your home's water heater is in good hands.