Water Heater Failure
Water heater failure is something that a home owner needs to watch out for.
A water heater is replaced about every ten years per average household. It is important to check your water heater before any problem occurs, such as any leaking, rusty water, the age of your water heater and any loud noises coming from your water heater. These are some steps that need to be taken when deciding whether or not your water heater needs to be replaced.
- The first step is, knowing the age of your water heater. One way to inspect when your water heater was made is to check the serial number. The serial number is able to provide you with the age of your water heater.
- The second step is to see if there is any rusty water coming from your water heater. A sign of a failing water heater is rusty water coming from the hot side of the piping in your home.
- The third step is to check to see if there is noise or shaking coming from your water heater. The noise or shaking can cause building up of sediment at the bottom of your water heater which hardens and causes the water heater to rumble and fail.
- The final step is to check to see if there is water around your water heater that has leaked.
If your water heater fails and fills your basement with water call SERVPRO to dry it out and repair the damage. SERVPRO of Burlington is the industry leader.