I recently started rewatching Sopranos. In season 3 episode 1, Tony’s hot water heater fails and floods his entire basement. In case you were wondering; YES, this can actually happen in your home.
There are a number of warning indicators that your hot water heater may soon stop working, such as:
Age: A water heater typically lasts between 8 and 12 years, so if yours is older than 10 years, it may be time to start thinking about replacing it.
Strange noises: If you hear popping, cracking or banging noises coming from your water heater, this could be a sign that there is a buildup of sediment in the tank, which can cause the unit to fail.
Rusty water: If you discover that your hot water faucet is leaking rust-colored water, it may be a sign that the water heater tank’s interior is corroding and rusting, which could eventually lead to leaks.
Leaks: If you see water pooling at the base of your water heater, there may be a leak in the tank or a fitting.
Hot water that is inconsistently heated: If the water temperature varies frequently or is either too hot or too cold, this may indicate that the heating element or thermostat is malfunctioning.
It’s crucial to have your water heater inspected by a professional if you observe any of these symptoms in order to establish the severity of the issue and whether a repair or replacement is required.
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