Does Your Water Heater Need Replacement?

3 Signs That You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

In Houston, we rely on warm water for our daily hygiene activities. From washing dishes to taking our morning showers, we need warm water to maintain a certain level of comfort that we expect in our homes. However, your water heater can start to break down over time. Here are a few telltale signs that you need to replace your water heater.

#1: You Can’t Get the Right Temperature

One of the most common signs of a broken water heater is a struggle to obtain the right temperature. Have you climbed into your shower, turned your fixture to the hottest setting, and only received warm or lukewarm water in return? You may have a broken heating element. Your hot water should run between 120 to 140 degrees and if you do not receive this temperature, you may be in the market for a replacement.

#2: You Get Rusty, Reddish Water

Your water should come out clear. However, if you have an aging, rusty water heater, your water may also come out rusty or with a red tint. Your water may have a metallic taste to it as well. This is due to your water heater rusting with age. If your water heater is old and damaged enough to develop that level of rust, you need a new one.

#3: You Hear Loud Noises

If you constantly hear loud, clanking, and rumbling noises throughout your home, it may be your water heater. Your heater may develop a buildup of sediment, which can cause loud noises when you use the heater. You may need a full replacement or to flush the tank with the assistance of your local FlowRite plumber.

If you need to replace your water heater in your Houston home, do not attempt to do so alone. Seek the assistance of a plumbing professional from FlowRite Plumbing and Drains. Contact us today to schedule your water heater appointment.



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