Residential Water Heater DisposalIf the water heater is less than 10 years old, it might be bad heating elements. Much like those found in the oven, metal coils heat to warm the water in the tank. When the temperature falls, the heating elements fire up and reheat the water inside the tank.
Hot water on tap is one of the 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.comReplacing the heating elements isn’t a very difficult job. But, it does require a few common tools and a bit of knowhow. However, if this isn’t the problem, you’ll probably buy a replacement. But, understand it’s not necessarily easy to dispose of a water heater. Your best option is to call a junk removal service to haul it away.
Residential Water Heater Failure Signs Oakhurst Property Owners should KnowA 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. Whatever the case, here are the most common failing water heater signs to look for:
- Its age. Many water heater manufacturers actually incorporate the production date right into the serial number or model number or in a separate, conspicuous location. Generally, you’ll see the first four digits, which represent the month and year. So, if it begins with 1297, it was probably manufactured in December of 1997.
- Bad water. Discolored water or water with an odd taste and/or smell are other signs of a failing water heater. Now, this doesn’t always mean the water heater it the culprit. But, if the discoloration, odor, or taste does not appear in the cold water, it’s a strong indication.
- Strange noises. If you hear a rumbling sound, it could be sediment build up on the bottom of the tank. This happens over the course of time and it’s a sign the water heater needs maintenance or replacement.