Let’s talk about the right time to replace your water heater. When is the right time to replace your water heater? Well, before it bursts and floods your home! Especially if your water heater is located near any possessions you are worried about being harmed. 

So, most water heaters last, on average, about ten years. Most manufacturers will recommend that you replace them before that ten-year mark. But how do you know when it’s time to replace them? There are some clues that can help you figure it out. 

For example, as a water heater ages, it could start to put out some rust into your water. So if you see that the rust is starting to turn your water brown when you run the hot water, that’s a good indication that it’s time to replace the unit.

Another common issue with aging water heaters is that they actually start leaking! You may notice water pooling near the base or see that it’s bubbling. That’s another clear sign that it’s time for a replacement. 

Even though it’s expensive, another good rule of thumb is that whether you’re noticing issues or not, you should replace your water heater if it’s been about 9 and a half years since it was installed. Think of it as an insurance policy against having an emergency replacement situation. Or worse, an emergency flooding situation!

One other thing we recommend is that you have a professional replace your water heater whenever you do decide to replace it. Although you could attempt to do it yourself, and it may end up okay, hiring a professional really gives you that peace of mind knowing that your unit is fully functional and properly situated.

If you need help finding a water heater professional to handle your replacement, check out TrustDALE.com for a certified professional in your area!

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