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Signs That You Need A New Water Heater

Water heaters are one of the most essential things in our homes and businesses. Without it we would have to take cold showers and wash our hands with cold water – that is something nobody enjoys doing. As we just endured the colder months, it is common that water heaters were typically used a little more during the colder months although, they are still used year round. As we begin to say goodbye to the winter season, it is important that you do get your water heater looked at for potential issues that could have begun. Here are some signs that you could potentially need a new water heater:

Sediment Build Up

Within the water tank itself, it is not uncommon that sediment tends to build on the bottom of the tank. This can be caused by a number of things including having an older unit that needs to be replaced. When there is sediment build up on the bottom of your tank, it could lead to inconsistencies in the water temperature itself meaning, you might not always have hot water available. If the sediment build up is too much, it might cause for the tank to erode completely. If this is the case, you might be due for a new water heater unit.

Leaks In Your Tank

As you do your spring cleaning make sure to take a look at your water heater tank. If you find that there are pools of water or even a small stream of water exiting your tank, this could potentially mean that you are in need of a brand new unit. Leaks can be a result of simply old age or it could be an indication of a more serious issue. If a leak goes unresolved for even a short period of time, it can result in catastrophic damage to not only your tank, but the potential flooding of your home.

Old Units

Units that are over reaching their 10th, or so, birthday might not have much longer to celebrate. Water heaters usually don’t last much longer than ten years which means if you haven’t gotten your tank serviced or looked at, you might encounter an issue relatively soon. Sediment build up, leaking tanks, smelly water, weird sounds, and just about lukewarm water can all be brought on with age. Although some of these issues can be fixed, it might be cheaper and easier to get a new unit to ensure that these issues don’t get progressively worse, or that they leave you without a tank.

If you are interested in purchasing a new water tank, be sure to contact 911 Plumbing in order to ensure your new tank is being installed with the proper care and accuracy. We are licensed and certified, providing our customers with the best service in the Myrtle Beach area.