Signs You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

By Winters Home Services

Your water heater is responsible for providing hot water for your appliances, faucets, and sinks. Over time, your system may become corroded. There are several issues your water heater may experience that require emergency repairs. If your unit is older than 10 years, it may need to be replaced completely. Our plumbers have the experience to repair or replace your unit so you can enjoy convenient hot water in your home.

It is important to seek professional help immediately if you notice the following warning signs:

  • Pools of water around the unit. If there is water pooling around your water heater, it means there is a leak. As the metal gets hot, it may expand, causing small fractures. When this happens, it will allow water to leak out, causing higher utility bills from water waste, as well as damaging the basement or utility closet. If you notice puddles around your water heater, it is important to call our plumbers right away. We will inspect the hoses, fittings, connections, and tank to identify the source of the leak, and will provide a timely solution.
  • Rumbling or unusual noises. If your water heater is old, you may notice that is rumbles or makes unusual sounds. Over time, sediment from the water in your system can build up in the bottom of the tank. The sediment may harden as it is cooled and heated repeatedly, which may create banging, gurgling, or rumbling noises. This could also cause cracks or holes in your water heater. That is why you should never ignore strange sounds from your system.
  • Lack of hot water. If you have to run the faucet for several minutes before receiving hot water, or your hot water seems to run out quickly, it may be time to replace the system. Lack of hot water could be a sign of sediment buildup in the tank, which will block the water from the heat source. Our team can discuss your options and install a new water heater if necessary.

If You Notice Any of These Signs, Call Our Boston Plumbers Immediately at (617) 977-3101.

Winters® Home Services provides efficient services to homeowners in Boston. If your water heater is working inefficiently, or you notice water leaking around the base, it is important to contact our team as soon as possible. We will inspect the system and repair or replace it with a newer, more efficient model. Water heater problems put your home at risk for mold and other issues. With our knowledgeable Cambridge plumbers, you can receive the quality services you need in a timely manner.

Contact our office today to request an appointment.