Symptoms of a Faulty Water Heater
Before you wake up to a freezing cold shower or have water running through your basement, you should upgrade your water heater. Call Shane Elmore for expert water heater installation if you notice any of these signs:
In general, hot water heaters last about 10 years, so you should upgrade to an energy-efficient model around that time. A manufacturer’s sticker will list the age of your water heater tank along with the serial number. Based on the code, you can determine the month and year your tank was made by using the following method:
- Determine the placement of the letter in the alphabet. For example, C is the third letter and represents the third month, which is March.
- The two numbers that follow the letter are the last digits of the year of production. For example, a serial number that begins with C10 would have been manufactured in March of 2010.
Your water heater will eventually deteriorate due to constant exposure to water and expansion and contraction. A new unit should be installed at the first sign of a leak, while the damage is still small. Check the base of your water heater monthly for any puddling, and if you see any, call a plumber for water heater services.
Shortage of Hot Water
If the needs of your Bowling Green household change, your existing hot water heater may no longer suffice. Whether you need a traditional tank hot water heater or a tankless unit, Shane Elmore can help.
Inferior Water Quality
It is highly likely that your hot water tank is corroded on the inside if the water is rust-colored, smells strange, or there are visible metal flakes in the water.
Symptoms of a malfunctioning hot water heater may require an expert diagnosis from a plumbing company. Audible noises such as banging, clanging, or rumbling can be an indication that a hot water heater needs to be repaired or replaced.
Whenever you need us, Shane Elmore Plumbing will be there for you. Installing, repairing, and maintaining your water heater in Bowling Green will keep it running like new for years to come, providing reliable, affordable hot water.
Need to schedule service, repair or installation?
Call Shane Elmore today at (270) 232-2101 for more information about our Water Heater Repair & Replacement services and to set up an appointment, or easily schedule online!