Water heaters are a very important component of your home. They keep your water warm for your family, but what happens when your water starts getting cold quickly or your water changes colors? Did you know that water heaters should receive regular maintenance to ensure they are working correctly? Water heaters commonly last from 8 to 12 years with proper maintenance. How do you know if it is time to replace your water heater?

Frequent Repairs

Are you seeing more repairs to your water heater? Has your water heater started having any of the following problems:
• No Hot Water/ Loss of Heat
• Smell or Discoloration of Water
• Water Leaks from the Tank
• Temperature Fluctuation of Water

If you see any of the above more frequently, it is likely time to replace your water heater. Most of the above problems can be repaired, but if they are happening more and more, it is best to use your hard-earned money on a new water heater instead of the frequent repairs.

Age of Water Heater and Maintenance Completed

If you have had your water heater for a long time, it may be the end of its lifecycle. Contact a certified plumbing company such as C4 Plumbing. They will be able to inspect your water heater and see if it needs to be replaced or just some minor repairs.

Rust and Corrosion

Rust and corrosion is a natural occurrence as your water heater ages. However, regular maintenance can ensure your water heater lasts longer. Yearly flushing and inspections can keep your water heater free from rust and corrosion. If you see more rust and corrosion, it is time to replace your water heater. If you wait, you could end up with significant water damages from a leaking water heater.

C4 Plumbing repairs all types of water heaters and would be happy to check your water heater and provide any maintenance or repairs needed. If it is time for a new water heater, we can go over the many options that would be best suited for your home or business needs.