Do You Need Your Hot Water Tank Replaced?

Have you had issues getting enough hot water in your home? During the winter, issues with hot water tanks can become even more noticeable, often leading homeowners to seek plumbing services. While your tank may only require some repairs, here are signs you will likely need a full hot water tank replacement for your Buffalo home:

Lack of hot water (or hot water that quickly turns cold)

If your hot water tank isn’t generating any hot water or if your water turns cold, your hot water tank may be compromised. Typically, a water shortage happens when it takes an exceedingly long time for water to heat up, often the result of an electrical problem or sediment build-up around the burner. This is often an early sign your tank is going to need to be replaced.

Loud or rattling sounds from heater

If you’ve been hearing loud banging sounds coming from your hot water tank, your unit is probably nearing the end of its lifespan. There are some remedies that can alleviate this issue, such as using a water softener and flushing the tank regularly. However, as the noises become louder, your unit will be closer to dying out.

Water leakage

If you’ve been noticing any signs of water leakage on or around your pipes near your tank, this may be the result of fractures in the unit that can become worse over time. Water leakage is usually a clear sign a full hot water tank replacement is needed and requires the attention of a professional plumber.

If you suspect issues with your hot water tank, it’s important to have your unit assessed by a reputable HVAC technician who can determine the cause and best solution. Get in touch with The Plumber, Heating and Cooling in Buffalo for hot water tank replacements and water heater repair services today. Our experienced team can assist with all of your hot water tank needs.

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