How to Know Your Water Heater Needs to Retire

Written by Home Depot Shingles. Posted in Grease disposal, Plumbers, Plumbing repair

Sunday afternoons are peak usage times in your household for water, and thusly the time when your water heater is worked the hardest. Dad is in the kitchen, making one of his weekly, highly involved, made from scratch dinners; Mom has just started the fourth load of laundry for the day; the brothers have teamed up in the basement to give the dogs their weekly bath.
One average, a United States family of four people will use around 400 gallons of water per day. Life will not stop for a broken down water heater, and you should not have to either. Watch out for these things to replace your heater before it’s too late.

  • 1. Your water heater has accumulated rust. Water heaters are predominantly made of steel, which is vulnerable to rust. Depending on the severity of the rust on your water heater and the pipes leading from it to your home’s faucets, you may be soon faced with leaks or sanitary issues with your water as rust flakes enter the tank or pipes from the inside. Rust