There are quite a few homeowners who have no idea they need gas water heater repair London. The fact is, there are quite a few signs that homeowners can know about – besides the soggy carpet or the water running out of your garage. The fact is with a little effort you can avoid all the damage caused by a failing water heater. Some indications there is an issue present are found here.
Water Heater Age
It is important to know how old your unit actually is. You can find the age if you look for the manufacturer’s sticker that is usually on the upper portion of the water heater. This sticker will include the serial number. The serial number includes the month and the year that the water heater in the home was manufactured. However, it is not going to look like the typical date. Instead the serial number will be in a code, that will likely look like this:
In this sequence, the F stands for the month. The F is the sixth letter of the alphabet and it refers to the six month or June. The next two digits are 05 and they represent the actual year of 2005. This means that the water heater was created during June of 2005. While the date code can vary with different manufacturers, they are all similar to this format.
In most cases, if a water heater is over ten years old, it should be replaced.
If there is rusty water coming out of your water heater, but only comes out of the hot side of the faucet, then this is likely a sign the water heater is rusting on the inside and that it may start to leak pretty soon.
However, if you home uses galvanized piping, then the culprit may actually be the pipes. It is a good idea to avoid a water heater if the issue is not because of it – this is essentially a waste of money.
Noise or other Strange Sounds
As a water heater becomes older, the sediment will start to accumulate in the bottom of the unit’s tank. Then as the sediment is heated then it is reheated, the process will cause it to become hard. When this occurs you may hear more banging or more rumbling sounds coming from the unit. This is a clear indication that the water heater is nearing the end of its actual useful life.
For more information about repair for a gas hot water heater, be sure to contact Premier Heating & Cooling. Here you can find all the information you need to make an educated decision regarding this service.