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As a homeowner, it’s important to know certain things about your home. For example, you should know how often to change the furnace filters, how many wash cycles your washing machine has in it, how many smoke alarms you should have, and how long your hot water heater should last.
We can all agree that hot water is one of the best parts of indoor plumbing, especially during the fall and winter months. Not many of us could stand taking cold showers during the Boston winters, so hot water is right up there with the rest of our indoor plumbing as far as household priorities are concerned.
Most people don’t have a warning before their hot water heater fails. Usually, it just goes out one day and they have to act fast to find a replacement. Otherwise, showers and baths become unbearable. However, there are a few clues or signs that homeowners can look for and we’re not just talking about a pool of water under the water heater.
Is it possible to avoid having your hot water heater give out on you when you least expect it? Absolutely! Here are the signs that indicate your hot water heater may be on the verge of failing on you:
If you are concerned that your water heater is 10 or more years old, or that it just hasn’t been operating as efficiently as it should, a Boston plumber at Winters Home Services can inspect the unit and determine if a repair or replacement is in order. Contact us today!
Further Reading: Why Do Water Pipes Burst in the Winter?