As New Yorkers, we all know that the winter months here can be extremely cold.
And you certainly don’t want to wake up to a cold shower on these frigid mornings while trying to get ready for work.
So your Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning are ready with some tips so that you’ll know when it’s time to change your water heater. Following this advice can keep you from jumping into an unexpected ice bath.
If you see water pooling under your water heater, chances are pressure is building up inside the tank. This can mean the relief valve isn’t working or that the tank is becoming corroded. Either way, you need to call in a professional to stop the leak.
If you turn on your water and notice it’s a red or rusty color, you may need an anode rod or the tank is beginning to rust. Either way, a call to a plumber is on your horizon.
If you hear banging or knocking coming from your tank, it could be an indication of sediment buildup. When sediment hardens, it moves around the tank and bangs up against the walls. Having a tank flushed regularly can keep sediment buildup from tearing up your water heater’s tank.
If your water heater is between 10 and 15 years old, it may just be failing. As with most home comfort systems, sometimes it’s just time to replace them when they are aging.
And, finally, if you turn on your hot tap and get nothing but cold water, the heating element may be broken.
While some of these items can be fixed, if they occur frequently, you may want to consider a new water heater. Petri has been handling the problems with Brooklyn’s plumbing since 1906. We know how to help you pick a water heater that’s right for you and your family.
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