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Know When to Replace Your Water Heater

Water heater

Your water heater is one of the most essential installations within your Longmont home, as you'll use it every day as you clean and bathe. Of course, since you're bound to put your water heater to daily use, you can fully expect it to suffer more than a bit of wear and tear. Over time, unfortunately, this wear and tear can reach the point that your water heater won't be able to function properly anymore.

Fortunately, when that time comes, you can count on B-Line Plumbing & Drains to handle the water heater replacement work. Our experienced plumbers will be onsite to get your home set up with a dependable new unit in no time at all. You'll know it's time to schedule a replacement with us if you detect any of these telltale signs:

Strange Noises from Your Water Heater

As a water heater ages, hard water and rust will fill it to some debris with debris, which is oftentimes quite noisy. This noise is typically compounded by an aging unit that makes all manners of sounds. So, it's a pretty sure bet that your water heater will need to be replaced if you detect . . .

  • Grinding
  • Clanging
  • Churning

Unusually High Water Bills

Your water bills will inevitably fluctuate throughout the year. However, that fluctuation should be rather minor and temporary. If your water bills begin to increase and stay that way, you have a problem on your hands—one which can be rectified only by a water heater repair or replacement.

Presence of Rust in Water

As a water heater reaches the end of its service life, it will inevitably begin to suffer physical wear. This wear can include areas that rust out. Before you notice rust on your unit, you may be signaled by the presence of rust in your water.

Inconsistent Water Temperatures

Of course, the most obvious sign of issues with your water heater is water that heats inconsistently—or even not at all. If you find that your showers are getting shorter and shorter and that you need to fiddle with the temperature valves to reach any level of comfort, it's time you should invest in a new water heater.

If you're experiencing any of these water heater issues, then please call 720-514-3519 or complete our online request form.