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Signs That Your Water Heater Needs to Be Replaced

Water heaters are designed to last a long time and because they rarely make a fuss, we often sideline them in favor of more pressing concerns with work and family. That can be a problem, since signs of trouble rarely show themselves until they have become quite dire: turning a manageable issue into something that requires replacing the entire system. The sooner you can spot a problem with your water heater, the better the chances you have of correcting it without having to spend an arm and a leg. Common signs of problems can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Rust in your water. When the water heater’s anode rod wears out, rust can form on the sides of the tank. That can turn your water an ugly brown color: signs that the tank may need to be repaired.
  • Strange noises. Strange noises can mean anything, though they often involve a gurgling noise that means water slipping through sediment in the bottom of the tank. A technician can drain and refill the tank for you.
  • Puddles. Sometimes, a breach in the tank can be sealed with the water cools, making it hard to spot. It will result in puddles around the sides of the unit.
  • Lack of heat. A problem with the burner or excess sediment in the tank means that the water won’t be as hot as you normally expect.
  • Short-lasting heat. We’ve all experienced that uncomfortable moment when the shower or bath suddenly runs out of hot water. If it happens faster than you expect, there’s likely a problem in the system.
  • Higher bills. Sometimes, it’s not that the water heater isn’t functioning, just that it’s functionality is hampered by a faulty component, causing your energy bills to rise.

Call the pros at Quick Action Plumbers today for quality water heater repair in Sandy Springs, GA!