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.
Water Heater Replacement Signs Perris Property Owners should HeedThe average lifespan of a water heater ranges between 10 and 15 years, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Here are the most common water heater replacement signs to heed:
- Age. Start by finding the alphanumeric serial number on the unit. The first letter represents the month. Meanwhile, the two numbers after it represent the year. So, if there’s “D” to begin the serial number, followed by “06,” that means it was manufactured in December of 2006.
- 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.
- 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.