Generally, a water heater is one of the home appliances that is out of sight and out of mind. Most of the time it just works and hot water is flowing as it should. You probably aren’t putting a lot of thought into your water heater until signs of trouble appear. Here are five signs from the team at Indy Renovation that you likely need to consider a new water heater installation.

4 Signs It's Time for a New Water Heater

Rusty Water

Rusty water coming out of your pipes could point to the need for a new water heater. While it’s possible the problem is occurring elsewhere in your plumbing, it’s wise to have a professional plumber inspect your system. If it is coming from the water heater and the unit is not too old, the issue may even be able to be fixed without a full replacement. So be sure to call as soon as you see rust in your water.

Puddles of Water

Standing water around your water heater requires calling a professional immediately. There is most likely a leak in the tank that needs to be addressed before the tank bursts, causing the need for even more expensive repairs and clean-up.

Strange Noises

If you start to hear banging or rumbling in your water heater, it’s time for a new replacement. Sediment has built up in the bottom of the tank over time which means that the tank is nearing the end of its life cycle.

Older Unit

Lastly, it may just be time to replace the unit. Water heaters don’t last forever, and if you’re noticing declined performance you should check the date on your unit. If the tank is at or past the 10-year mark, it’s likely a good time to purchase a new one.

Whether you need a new water heater installation, water softener installation, or more general plumbing repairs, Indy Renovation is here to help. We serve Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at (317) 375-4464 for an estimate.

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