Water Heater Replacement Minneapolis
The ability to take a hot shower or warm bath at the end of a long day is a privilege that many of us take for granted – until the day when we turn on the hot water and only cold comes out! It is at that moment when many of us think about the water heater, and perhaps, even wonder if there were warning signs or indicators of an impending problem.
Surprisingly, water heater replacement in Minneapolis is not an unusual thing, and there are many skilled people who can get your home’s water heater removed and replaced in no time at all. However, if you know what signs to watch for, you can keep the need to replace your Minneapolis water heater from being a complete surprise.
Signs that Your Minneapolis Water Heater Needs to be Replaced
Your first clue that your Minneapolis home’s water heater needs replaced doesn’t have to be a lack of hot water or a puddle of water spreading across your floor – though these are definite indicators! In fact, with just some basic observation, you can be proactive in replacing your water heater. Watch for these signs of a problem with your water heater.
- How old is it? It is important to know the age of your water heater, especially since most of them have a usage life of 10-15 years. If you don’t know the age of your water heater, it can be found within the actual serial number. It will often look as such – J091052638. The “J” is the 10th letter of the alphabet, so that indicates the month of October (the 10th month) then the 09 indicates the year – 2009.
- What does the water look like? If your water has always been clear, and now it is a rusty color, then there is a chance your water heater is beginning to go bad, but it can sometimes mean that it is your pipes. The best way to determine the cause is to drain a few 5-gallon buckets of water from the water heater. If it is still rust colored, then it is likely the water heater rather than the pipes.
- Is it making unusual sounds? Over time, a water heater can have sediment build up in the tank. When this happens, it can form a hard surface, that causes rumbling or banging sounds when the water heater is engaged. This is a sure sign that a water heater replacement is in the near future.
Contact All Ways Drains: Your Minneapolis Water Heater Replacement Specialists
Should you need to replace your Minneapolis water heater, don’t put it off. Contact the pros at All Ways Drains today. We can check the water heater and let you know if repairs will fix it or you need a full replacement. Call 612-922-9422 or fill out a service request form today.