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Most water heaters last between 10 and 15 years. If your water heater is more than 10 years old and it is giving you problems, you may consider replacing it.

Signs You May Need Water Heater Help

1. Water isn't heating

If you have no hot water, it could be because of a simple issue such as a tripped circuit or the pilot light blowing out. It could also mean your water heater has died. If your water is getting warm but not hot, your heating element may be to blame. Expert plumbers in Asheville, NC, Barlow Plumbing can help troubleshoot and repair your water heater problems.

2. Your water looks or smells off

Sediment within your water heater tank can make your water appear sandy or muddy. For the longevity and effectiveness of your water heater, it is importnat to have it regularly flushed and maintained. Barlow Plumbing can drain your water heater to clean out the sediment and extend the life of your water heater. If you water smells or tastes like metal, your water heater's tank is flaking off into your water. Rusty water is often the first sign that a water heater is about to fail.

3. Your water heater is noisy

If your water heater sounds more like a rock tumbler with loud cracks and pops, you may need repairs done within the water heater. It is important to address a noisy water heater as soon as possible. Otherwise,  your water heater may require expensive repairs or replacement. 

4. Your water heater leaks

If you ever see water pooling around your water heater, it means your water heater tank is no longer functional. A leaking water heater will increase your water costs and lead to further damage for your unit. Barlow Plumbing can replace your water heater.

Contact Barlow Plumbing today to learn more about installing a new water heater.