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5 telltale signs that your water heater needs to be replaced

  • Water HeaterIf your water heater is older than 15 years, it is time to get a new one. Water heaters were built to weather maximum 15 years of usage, usually they go bad around 10 yeaers.
  • Leaks: When water heaters start to “go” they will begin to leak. The leak could be a large or a slow leak. A trail of rust coming from the water heater is an indication of a slow leak.  A great place to look for a leak are at the connections where the pipes meet the water heater.
  • Corrosion & rusting: Inspect your water heater for visible rusting or corrosion. This could be the sign of bigger problems inside the water heater.
  • Rust and corrosion inside your water heater: If your hot water starts to take on a brown or rusty color but the cold water stays clear. It is an indication that there might be rust or corrosion inside your water heater.
  • The water is not hot enough: If you are constantly adjusting the temperature gauge to get the same amount of hot water as before, it means your water heater is going out.


Make sure to check your water heater yearly & if you have any questions please contact Glover Plumbing. Remember that preventions is the key!!!!

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