During the holiday season, more time is spent indoors with your loved ones, which also typically puts increased demand on your water heater. While you may think you don't need a new hot water heater, a cold shower or running out of hot water amid a holiday gathering can not only catch you by surprise but leave your family and guests uncomfortable.
To avoid your water heater turning into scrooge this holiday, we'll go over a few common signs that may indicate a new water heater should be on your holiday wishlist.
Signs Your Water Heater Could Turn Into Scrooge This Holiday
1. No Hot Water
One of the most common signs of a failing water heater is lukewarm or cold water. If you're experiencing consistently cold water, it's likely that you may need a new water heater. One of our Atlanta plumbing experts can determine the cause of your insufficient water temperature and determine the best remedy.
2. Water Heater Over Decade Old
Most water heaters have a useful life of 10-15 years. If your water heater is within this age range, it's time for a maintenance inspection by our Atlanta plumbing experts.
Even more, if your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan, it could struggle to provide you and your guests with enough hot water to keep you and your guests comfortable this holiday season.
3. Not Enough Hot Water
If you're having to keep on increasing your hot water temperature, this indicates a capacity issue with your current water heater. You may need to consider upgrading to a system with a higher capacity, as to avoid any disruption to your comfort this holiday season.
4. Rusty Water
If you notice that your water has a rusty color, this is not a good sign, as it indicates that the water heater is rusting on the inside. If left unchecked, it could lead to an unpleasant leak at the wrong time.
4. Strange Noises
Noise is also a sign that you may need a water heater replacement. Sounds such as loud rumbles, cracks, and/or pops are no holiday carol, and you need to take them seriously.
These strange noises can happen from sediment buildup. When sediment builds up on the bottom of your water heater, it is continuously heated and reheated. The sediment then hardens and your water heater can make strange noises.
5. Signs of Leaking
Last but not least, any water leaking is a sign that your water heater has reached its end. If you see puddles or standing water, this could turn into a more serious problem such as flooding in your home. It's best to not wait, as you don't want to be calling for emergency plumbing on the day of your party.
Don't wait. Leave it to our professional and certified Atlanta plumbers.
Ensure your water heater is scrooge-less this holiday season with our experts at Estes Services.
We can help you make sure you have the right water heater for your home's unique needs. The last thing we would want for you to experience or worry about is not having enough hot water this holiday season. Schedule service with us today.
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