Is Your Water Heater Already Outdated?

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Since water heaters are built to last for many years, it can be hard to pinpoint when they are about to fail. While a plumber in Sarasota, FL from Bullseye Home Services can make repairs every time there is a problem, how can you tell if your unit is already outdated and needs a replacement? We list a few signs to look for so you can take the proper next steps.

It Frequently Leaks

A water heater that suffers from frequent leaks is also a sign that it is outdated. If there is water leaking from the tank or pipes, a professional should take a look at it. They may be able to perform water heater services, but there’s a good chance you will need to replace the unit.

Water Comes Out Rusty or Cloudy

If the water that comes out of your faucet is not clear, it’s a sign that your water heater is outdated or has problems. While water heater repair in Sarasota, FL is an option, note that repairs might not be enough. There may be rusty pipes or corrosion inside your heater if the water comes out reddish or brownish. If the water is cloudy, it means that your heater is about to fail due to too much mineral buildup from hard water.

Not Enough Hot Water

One of the biggest clues that your water heater is outdated is that it no longer produces enough hot water. Hot water is the entire point of the appliance, so you may want to consider getting a brand new tankless water heater in place of your old unit.

It’s Very Old

Just like any other appliance in your home, your water heater has a set lifespan. In most cases, you can get a good 10 years out of it before you need a new water heater replacement. If you don’t remember when you got your water heater, you can check its serial number located on the upper part of the unit. The first two digits indicate the year. For example, if the number starts with “10,” it means the water heater is from 2010.

If you need a new water heater installation, Bullseye Home Services has got you covered. Get in touch with us to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.


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