Look below for what you should watch out for to let you know exactly when the time is right for you to change your water heater. (Leave it at your peril!)
The Water Just isn’t as hot as before
Should you be needing to increase the temperature gauge setting on the gas valve or upping the thermostat setting on the electric tank, you will know that your tank is nearing the end of its lifetime.
Corrosion inside the tank has withered the dip tube, coated the electric elements, or is over-working the gas valve. It’s time to consult with professional and affordable Parramatta hot water services to get the whole system inspected.
It’s Leaking, But I Don’t Know Where?
A typical sign that the hot water tank needs replacing is because of leaking. If the tank is at least six years old and there is a leak somewhere that cannot locate, it might be that it has degraded so much that it is leaking through a sidewall seam, a welded joint, either that or a steel thread has rusted beyond repair.
The Drain Valve is open, but there’s Still No Sign of Water
It’s always a really good idea to drain your hot water tank once a year (or more) to help remove any sediment which may have settled at the bottom of the tank.
Many folks simply forget or sadly neglect to carry out this simple plumbing duty.
Matters of Sediment
If the hot water tank does indeed have a layer of sediment at the bottom, it will soon affect the bottom part of the tank. This will then cause the flame to have to burn for a much longer period of time, due to sediment acting as a barrier between the water that’s being heated and the flame.
Just get it Replaced
If you open the drain valve, and there’s nothing coming out, you can try pumping the water out through the top of the tank and then vacuum out all of the sludge out.
But to be honest, the tank has more than likely degenerated to the point where it would just be a waste of time. Just simply replace the water heater and yes, the sooner the better!2017-12-14