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Having a reliable Baltimore, MD water heater is essential with winter quickly approaching. Uncertain just how reliable yours is? Use the following tips to tell if your water heater is about to break.

It is More than 10 Years Old

Water heaters do not age like fine wine. In fact, they generally become more inefficient for every year that passes. In most cases, hot water heaters are not intended to last more than 10 years. If yours is older than this, you should strongly consider replacing it.

Not sure how old your water heater is? Check the serial number, which includes a date code that varies depending on the manufacturer.

It is Producing Rusty Water

Anytime you see something other than clear, clean water coming out of your tap, it is a problem to be concerned about. In particular, rusty water from the hot tap could be a result of a deterioration on the inside of your hot water tank. Over time, the tank can begin to rust, leading to traces of the substance in your water.

In addition to being something you do not want to drink, rust could signify your tank is about to leak, so stay ahead of the game by getting a replacement before this catastrophe occurs.

It is Making Sounds

Your hot water heater should be silent. If it is making noises, you know something is up. Rumbling and banging sounds are a common problem in older water heaters. These noises are usually a sign the tank is filled with hardened sediment. When this happens, you could have your tank cleaned out, but chances are that permanent damage has already been done to the tank itself.

When you are ready to install a new water heater in your home, give Griffith Energy Services a call. We have a wide selection of models to choose from, giving you the high-efficiency or high-capacity options you need. Schedule your service appointment by calling us at 888-474-3391.

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