When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

November 12, 2019


One of the hardest working plumbing fixtures in your home is your water heater! And while it may seem as if this vital piece of the plumbing puzzle will stick around forever, there does come a day where it will pass on and need to be replaced. If you think that your unit is on its last leg, here are some signs to look for:

Signs of a Failing Water Heater


When it comes to water heaters or any plumbing fixture for that matter, there’s one thing that they all share in common: you should never find a leak. And whether you’ve experienced a plumbing leak or have seen one on television, you know that it’s something that usually ends in extensive damage.

Diving further into this topic, when a water heater has seen better days, there’s a chance that it could deteriorate from the inside out. And when this happens, there’s a stronger chance of a burst or rupture when you least expect it.

Startling Sounds

Do you ever notice strange sounds coming from your water heater when it starts up? On most occasions, a common sound heard is rumbling. And typically, when that’s the case, there’s a chance that sediment build-up is to blame.

When sediment is found at the bottom of your tank, your unit’s heating element will work twice as hard to heat the water — something that is typically simple to do. However, the best way to lessen the chances of this happening is to schedule an annual tank flush — which can help reduce the amount of build-up at the bottom of the unit. But, if your water heater goes without this essential, annual procedure, then it can ultimately lead to its decline — therefore needing to be replaced.

The Loss of a Water Heater is Hard, but the Replacement Process is Simple!

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and HVAC needs, which is why we happen to offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (901) 795-9044.



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