About 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 DepotReplacing 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.
Top Water Heater Failure Signs to Heed in Bakersfield and BeyondA 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 water heater 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.
- Rusty water. When water is heated and discolored or has an odd taste or smell, it could be caused by a failing water heater. One simple and easy test is to turn on the hot water on any faucet in the house. If there is discoloration, a funny taste or odor, and the same isn’t true when running cold water alone, it’s probably the water heater.
- Noisy operation. Over the years of use, sediment begins to build up on the bottom of the tank. Repeated heating, cooling, and reheating causes it to harden and the result are weird noises during operation. Eventually, the sediment will cause tiny leaks to appear.