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6 Signs You Need A New Water Heater

A water heater is a vital part of your plumbing system. It supplies hot water to multiple appliances and fixtures throughout your home.

When it is broken, it can cause issues and major headaches.

1. Not Enough Hot Water

When your water heater isn’t supplying the needed amount of hot water for your home, that could be a sign that it is too small, or there is something wrong with the heating element.

This is one of the most common issues and signs of needing a hot water heater replacement.

2. Age of Your Water Heater

Your water heater won’t last forever. According to, your hot water heater on average lasts between 10 and 15 years.

If it is around this age and is having issues, it may be time for a replacement.

3. Discolored or Smelly Water

If your hot water is a little bit smelly or it is discolored and rusty, you will want to get it inspected.

The inner coating of the tank can sometimes peel and infiltrate your water, making it smell and look a little bit off.

4. Low Water Pressure

The water pressure can be affected by sediment build-up inside your tank. When the sediment solidifies in your water heater, it can require more energy to heat, making your bills go up.

5. Loud Noises

A small tapping or ticking sound from your heater may be normal, but a loud humming, rumbling, or banging noise is a red flag.

6. Leaking Water Heater

When water is heated up, it expands and might apply extra pressure to the tank causing it to crack from time to time. This can cause leaks and can cause bigger issues with flooding.

When replacing your heater, be sure to speak with a professional to find which type of water heater is right for your household and lifestyle. John Manning Plumbing professionals install many water heater options including:

  • Standard water heaters

  • Solar water heaters

  • Point-of-use water heaters

  • High-efficiency water heaters

  • Tankless water heaters

John Manning Plumbing is the local plumbing expert within the Antelope Valley area and can provide top-notch water heater services in Lancaster, Palmdale & nearby areas. Call us at (661) 338-6305 for all your plumbing needs!