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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Replaced-Tips From Joe Plumber

Are you wondering when your at-home water heater might need to be replaced? If your water heater is experiencing any of the signs below, it’s time to contact Joe Plumber for a free water heater inspection.

Signs Your Water Heater Needs To Be Replaced Include:



Your water heater is over 8 years old. The lifespan of most at-home water heaters is roughly 8-10 years. This could change of course due to many factors, but 10 years is typically when it’s recommended to replace your water heater.

Strange Noises

Your water heater is making strange noises including popping, screeching, crackling, and sizzling. For more information on strange noises coming from your water heater, visit our What to Do if You Have a Noisy Water Heater blog post. 

No Longer Heating Water

Your water heater is no longer doing its primary job of heating up your household water. Hot water is a household necessity for hot showers, doing the dishes, laundry, and many more household activities. A water heater no longer heating can be caused by many different factors including a broken heating element, too small of a water heater tank for your square footage, and a misadjusted thermostat.


Water heaters can begin leaking for a couple of reasons including an expansion of the metal in the tank and a faulty connection to the tank. A leak can potentially be a serious issue and should not be ignored. Not only can a leak ruin your carpet and destroy belongings but it can also create hazardous mold.



If your at-home water heater is experiencing any of these signs, call Joe Plumber, located in The Woodlands, TX today. Joe Plumber is currently offering FREE WATER HEATER INSPECTIONS. Contact Joe today by filling out the form below or by phone at (832) 515-4250 or (281) 323-4730!


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