Should I Replace My Water Heater?
Most water heaters last an average of 8-10 years, sometimes less if you have hard water or a saltwater softener running through your pipes.
- Are you running out of hot water?
- Have you noticed debris or discoloration in your water?
- Have you had to take a cold shower or two lately?
- Have you noticed your water heater getting rusty or leaking?
If you notice any of these signs it may be time to replace your water heater!
Issues with Water Heaters
- A leaking water heater can create mold problems.
- A gas leak or excessive pressure build-up can cause it to burst or worse – explode.
- If not properly ventilated, it can cause carbon monoxide (which is odorless and colorless) to build up which can be deadly.
Does Your Water Heater Have an Expansion Tank?
An expansion tank is required by code. It allows for the thermal expansion of water so it has a place to go when the water is heated. For more information regarding thermal expansion click here. Expansion tanks are not required if you have an expansion valve or are on a well system.
Need to Schedule an Appointment Today to have your water heater checked in Alpharetta?