Water Heaters

Reasons to Replace a Water Heater

Water Heater ReplacementCode Blue Plumbing has been offering replacement water heaters in Tucson AZ for many years. As with all appliances, there is a water heater life expectancy which is commonly around 7-14 years dependant on the condition of the heater. 

Some water heater issues can generally be resolved with a simple repair, which is why it’s important to recognize the signs to replace a water heater. 

The age of your water heater

  • A water heater life expectancy can be anywhere between 7-14 years. Once your heater is towards the end of its life, it may be time to start thinking about a replacement. It is recommended that you consider a replacement around the 10th or 11th year in the life cycle of a water heater. With proper maintenance and no issues throughout its lifecycle, your water heater will likely last much longer.

Rust and corrosion in a water heater

  • Unfortunately, rust and corrosion cannot be repaired, therefore any signs of this in your water heater will mean that it will need replacing. You can usually notice discolored water from taps that would indicate rust. If not you may see visible signs of rust on the water connections or temperature and pressure release valve.

Water leaking from your water heater

  • If you notice water leaking from your water heater, don’t jump to conclusions. This could be caused by many different factors. Generally, any water leak that is coming from the actual tank will indicate a replacement.

Cold or luke-warm water

  • Again, cold or luke-warm water can be caused by a number of factors. Perhaps an issue with the thermostat, heating element, or even the age could be a cause. However, any of these factors could be a reason for a water heater replacement. It would be best to contact Code Blue Plumbing to advise you on the best steps to take.

Strange noises from your water heater

  • Appliances make strange noises all the time and while most are nothing to worry about, noises from your water heater could indicate that it needs replacing. Your water heater can bang, hum, click and make all sorts of noises. You should discuss with a professional to ensure those noises are not a sign of damage.

Signs Your Water Heater is Going to Explode

Your water can explode in certain circumstances which is why it’s important to replace your water heater before it fails. You should be aware of the signs your water heater is going to explode and contact us immediately if you notice any of these signs:

  • Nasty Smell  – A nasty smell that is referred to as a rotten egg smell which is sulfur. 
  • Pressure Relief Valve LeakIf you notice any leaking from the pressure relief valve, it could indicate that there is too much pressure in the water heater which could lead to an explosion.
  • Popping NoisesIf you hear popping noises then this could be a sediment build-up in the water heater.

Replace Your Water Heater Before it Fails

You may be wondering at this point, do I need to replace my water heater? 

If you notice any of the signs from above then the likelihood is that you will need to replace your water heater before it fails. If you believe that your water heater may explode, be sure to contact a plumber immediately. 

Replace Your Water Heater Safely Today

Don’t take the risk of having a cold shower every day or worse, your water heater exploding. Call Code Blue Plumbing today to replace your water heater.