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Tell-Tale Signs You Must Change Your Hot Water System

Hot Water System

You rely on your hot water system much more than you realize. Apart from bathing, you need hot water to cook your meals and house cleaning. A hot water system requires maintenance regularly, but often this is ignored until the day a problem arises with it.

Keep an eye on the following 5 signs to know when you have to replace your hot water system:

The water is not heating

The water, not heating, is an obvious indication that all is not well with the water heater. If there is only lukewarm water or cold water issuing from the water heater even when it is on, it is time to replace it with a new one. Search for a “plumber near me” to check it and thereupon, get it replaced or repaired.

The system’s age

Any average water heater lasts for ten years at most. Some factors influence it like the number of family members, frequency of use, heater maintenance. In most cases, the water heater lasts for 8-12 years. If the water heater has reached the 10-year mark, you may want to go for hot water system replacement in Melbourne. This will avoid a situation of calling an emergency plumber in Melbourne when the water fails to heat.

Noise, smell, and rust from the water or the tank

If you find rust in the pipes coming from the water heater, or if the water tastes or smells metallic, it is time to go for a water heater replacement. Again, you might find unusual noises issuing from the heater. Avoid delaying and call for a plumber to check the system because you need a hot water system replacement.

The tank leaks

One of the problems that cannot be repaired is a leaking tank. If you spot water leaking, ask for an emergency plumber in Melbourne to block the leak for the time being while you plan for a hot water system replacement.

Constantly needs repairs

If problems with the water heater plague you constantly and you need to frequently ask for a “plumber near me” it is an indication that you need a hot water system replacement.

Keep an eye for these 5 signs to ensure that you service the water heater regularly for its efficient and long life.

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