water heaterYour water heater is very important to your home or business.  Hot water is something we cannot go without.  It is important to know that your water heater usually will show signs that it is about to go out.  Here are some of the signs your water heater should be checked out by our professionals:

  • It makes a rumbling or banging sound. As your water heater gets older, it will have sediment in it that has hardened. As a result, you will hear rumbling and banging noises as the water is heating up. This also means that your water heater is not running very efficiently.  It will end up costing you more money because it will use more gas or electricity to heat up the water.
  • Rusty colored water. If you notice rusty water coming out of your water heater or even out of your faucets, you probably need to have your water heater checked out. If you cannot tell if it is the water heater that is causing the rusty water, try only running the hot and cold water one at a time.  If only the hot water looks rusty, your water heater has most likely rusted on the inside.
  • Water leak around your water heater.  If you notice a puddle of water under your water heater, it could indicate that your water heater has a leak. It could also mean that there is a leak in the connection and the fittings.
  • How old your water heater is.If your water heater is more than a decade old, it probably needs to be replaced. Most water heaters only last around 10 years.

If you are experiencing any of these problems, call us at On-Deck Plumbing today. We have over 25 years of experience with water heaters and can help you determine if your water heater needs to be replaced or repaired.