What to Know about Water Heater Removal in ChowchillaAn 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 DepotIn other words, you’ll have to take care of it yourself. So, it’s best to call up a local junk removal company to pick it up and haul it away. This way, you can take advantage of the opportunity to get rid of a bunch of other junk.
Failing Water Heater Signs to HeedA bad water heater might not give many overt signs it’s actually dying. But, unlike other appliances, because this only serves one single purpose, it’s generally not difficult to tell. The problem for some homeowners, is certain appliances fail at the worst time. For instance, you might be tasked with hosting an estate sale. And, then sell the house itself. The property is less attractive when it comes with repairs. Whatever the case, here are the most common failing water heater 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.