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Problems That Require Water Heater Replacement

Any time you notice an issue with your water heater, you should call for repairs immediately. This is to avoid any additional damage that might come from allowing the problem to develop further. By the time you notice some of these problems, however, it’s probably too late to save the system. In that case, the best thing you can do is replace the water heater. Let’s take a look at some of the problems that necessitate water heater replacement.

Rust

Any system that deals with water as much as water heaters do is bound to have rust problems at some point. Water heaters are equipped with a number of defenses against rust, but these are not perfect. If rust manages to get a foothold in some areas of the water heater, like the storage tank, they can eventually cause catastrophic problems like ruptures. If you notice rust on your water heater, you should consult with a professional about whether or not it needs to be replaced.

Leaks

Odd leaks here and there might happen over a long enough timeline. They’re still serious, no matter where they’re located, but a leak in the storage tank or certain other areas is often a death knell for the system. Sure, they can oftentimes be patched, but at that point they’re going to be a chronic problem and it will be cheaper in the long run to replace the water heater.

The best way to prevent these issues from happening is to schedule regular water heater maintenance. If you have your water heater checked at least once a year, you greatly lessen the chance of these problems developing.

If you think you may need water heater replacement, call Rooter Man. We serve all of Schenectady, NY.

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