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Learn the Signs your Water Heater Needs Replacing

Running hot water daily is essential for the functioning of our home.  From showers and baths, to dishwashers, sinks, washing machines and more, our homes’ water heaters get put to the test day-in and day-out.  Multiply the high demand on water heaters by the number of people within your home and it’s easy to see that over time, the need for replacement or repairs grows exponentially.

The last thing anyone needs is for their water heater to stop functioning when we need it most; that’s why it is so important as a homeowner to learn the signs that your water heater may be crying out for help.

Know your Age Limit

Most water heaters last between 8 and 10 years.  A good rule of thumb is to look to replace your water heater a decade after the manufacturer’s warranty

Signs of Rust

Steel is strong, but rusty steel is weak.  Rust in your water or on your tank, water pipes, valves or inlets, are all signs of weakening and corrosion – compromising the integrity of your heater

Noise Coming from the Heater

Rumbling noises from your tank can become louder as your water heater ages. 

Sediment Buildup

Sediment at the bottom of the tank builds thicker over years of use.  This sediment can wear down a tank and cause energy inefficiencies, noise issues, and accelerated crack formation

Water around the Heater

Most homeowners realize they have an issue with their water heater when they notice water on the ground around their heater.  This is a sign that your water heater has formed a leak which can result in significant property damage.

Water no Longer Heating to Adequate Levels

There’s nothing worse than going to take a hot shower and realizing your water just will not come to temperature.  Loss of heat can be the result of multiple malfunctioning elements in your heater – or it can be a sign that your heater is not the right size for your home.

We know you are busy and don’t have time for water heating issues.  Not to mention, a broken, damaged or malfunctioning water heater can cost you big bucks on your energy bill.  Luckily the professionals at Greenwood are here for you 24/7. 

Know when to call in the pros. Contact us today at 401-738-9245 or book an appointment online:, to save yourself some time