Hot Water Heater DisposalAn old water heater doesn’t contain a large amount of parts. But, it is a major household appliance. Meaning, the local trash collection agency won’t pick it up. That also means you can’t roll it out to the curb and it will get picked up and hauled away.
Hot water on tap is one of great conveniences of modern society. In the 1800’s if you wanted a hot bath you had to warm water on a wood burning stove or over a fireplace, make multiple trips to the tub and then hope it doesn’t cool too much before you jump in. Today we just turn on the faucet and enjoy. But if your water heater is failing that bath you planned may not go so well. —Home Depot.comAll this to say, when a water heater does go bad, it’s your responsibility to dispose of it in a proper, legal manner. Now, this will take more time and effort but it comes with a trade-off of sorts. Meaning, you’ll get a new one to replace the old unit.
Beaumont Hot Water Heater Failure Signs to HeedWhen water heater unit failure signs begin to emerge, it’s time to heed them. Otherwise, you could be dealing with a big mess. Here are some of the most common water heater unit failure signs to look for:
- Age. The average water heater lasts about 10 to 15 years. Look at the serial number. The first three characters are the moth and year of manufacture.
- Noises. Weird sounds coming from the water heater let you know something is up. While it may not be the swan song, it could point to another problem which needs immediate attention.
- Leaking. Of course, leaks coming from the water heater are a bad sign. And, if the water is discolored, that’s another telltale sign something is seriously awry with the appliance.