Water Heaters

When is it time to replace a water heater?

Water HeaterThere will come a time when everyone has to replace their water heater. Code Blue Plumbing can replace your old water heaters and provide you with the hot water that’s essential to your home. Don’t run the risk of not being able to have a hot shower or worse, having your heater explode. 

Your water heater can last for a long time with the correct care and maintenance. However, as with all appliances in the home, the life cycle will depend on the care and maintenance. It is important you know the right time to replace your water heater before it fails. 

Given the life expectancy, it will generally be time to replace your water heater at around 10 years. Also, if you notice any problems or signs that your hot water tank may be faulty then it could indicate that it’s time to replace your water heater. 

How do you Know When a Water A Hot Water Tank Needs to be Replaced?

Some people may not notice that there is anything wrong with appliances in the home. It is important that you know what to look for in case your water heater does need replacing. If any of the following problems are present it may be time to replace your water heater.

  • Leaking
  • Strange noises
  • Age (around 10 years or more)
  • Cold or lukewarm water
  • Rust or corrosion (discolored water coming from taps)

If you are unsure then you should consult a plumber to advise on the best solution. Some issues can be resolved with a repair which may extend the lifespan of your water heater. For example, a leak from one of the taps could be a repairable problem, whereas a leak in the boiler itself is an indication that it needs repairing. 

Should I Replace my Water Heater Before it Fails

Many people question, should I replace my water heater before it fails? There are no rules to say that you have to replace your water heater before it fails but it can come with risks. As it gets older it could develop issues that could then further lead to an explosion. Whilst this is rare, it can happen.

You can decide to leave it running until it develops an irreparable problem but this is not advised. This brings the risk of having no hot water in your home and could incur higher costs. It is best to replace your water heater when it starts to develop problems that re-occur when the appliance is aged.

It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater Today

If your water heater has shown signs that it needs to be replaced, contact us today to replace your water heater. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns about your water heater.