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Ask Our DeSoto Plumber: When Should You Replace Your Water Heater?

December 9, 2015

When first thinking of a most-wanted holiday gift, you probably think of a new car or a new wardrobe or even a new piece of jewelry. But what about a water heater from a Desoto plumber? After all, while all those most-wanted holiday gifts are nice, they don’t sustain you quite like a water heater. You rely on your plumbing fixtures every day to receive hot water but when your old, faulty water heater cannot provide the goods, then it’s time to consider replacement.

Dial One Johnson Plumbing always has a Desoto plumber available and ready to equip you with a water heater that you can depend on all year long. We have water heaters from the top name brands that guarantee longer-lasting performance and higher levels of efficiency.  Give the gift of water heating for the entire family by calling us!

When Should You Call Our Desoto Plumber?

Our Desoto plumber can replace your water heater and install the latest model in water heating technology in your home quickly, but you must know when the time is right to make the phone call. Here are a few common indicators replacement may be near:

  • Old Age: You can figure out the age of your water heater by looking at the serial number on the manufacturer’s sticker. The serial number is usually a date code. See your manufacturer’s website to crack the code. The average water heater today generally lasts between 10 to 20 years. However, if your water heater is older than 10, it’s may be time to consider replacement as your water heater will become
  • Contaminated Water: Rusty water indicates that your tank is rusting away from the inside. But to make sure it’s not your galvanized pipes, drain a few 5-gallon buckets of hot water out of your tank. If by the third bucket, it’s still coming out rusty, then it’s the water heater itself and not the piping. If you notice your water is becoming contaminated on a more frequent basis, then it may be time for water heater replacement.
  • Unusual Noises: As your water heater gets older, sediment will continue build up on the bottom of the tank. This sediment will constantly be heated and reheated, eventually harden, and will start stirring and making noises. These noise can range from a minor inconvenience to downright troubling. Call our Desoto plumber today to get a water heater that provide!

Contact Dial One Johnson Plumbing today if you want to receive a new water heater from our Desoto plumber!