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What are the signs my hot water heater needs to be replaced?

If you're wondering whether your hot water heater needs to be replaced, there are several signs you can look out for.

  1. Temperature - If you notice that your hot water runs out quickly or doesn't get as hot as it used to.

  2. Sounds - If you hear strange noises coming from your heater, such as popping or banging sounds. This could mean that there is sediment buildup in the tank, which can reduce the heater's efficiency and cause it to fail.

  3. Smell - If your hot water has a strange odor.

  4. Color - If you see discoloration or gritty texture.

  5. Leaks - You should also keep an eye out for leaks around your hot water heater. If you notice water pooling around the base of the heater or any signs of rust or corrosion, it's possible that your heater is leaking and needs to be replaced.

  6. Age - If your hot water heater is more than 10 years old, it's a good idea to have it inspected by a professional plumber to see if it needs to be replaced.

If you're unsure about the state of your hot water heater, it's always best to err on the side of caution and have it inspected by a professional.

French Connection Plumbing can help you determine whether your heater needs to be replaced and recommend the best course of action.


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