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Long Island Water Heater Installation, Is it Time for a New Tank?

by | Aug 18, 2016

In many cases, the fact that you need a new water heater is obvious, such as when yours stops working. Other times, it is not crystal clear whether you should have your old tank repaired or install a brand new one. Here are some things to look for that will let you know if Long Island water heater installation by Waterheaters.com is in order.

Excessive rust or corrosion

An excessive amount of rust or corrosion could spell trouble for your water heater because it could lead to leaks. Pay special attention to the area around the temperature and pressure relief valves, as well as your inlet and outlet connections. Also, if you notice brown water coming from your water heater, this could mean the inside of your tank is rusting.

Water pooling around your heater

Even a small amount of water pooling around the edges of your water tank indicates a leak or fracture inside of it. This occurs whenever the metal heats and expands, thereby forcing water out. Repairing this type of damage is expensive, (if it is even possible at all), but ignoring it could lead to an electrical short and is not recommended.

Operates loudly, shakes, or vibrates

If your water heater makes strange noises, shakes, or vibrates during operation, this could be due to pressure building up inside your tank. Many older models do not contain a temperature and pressure relief  (T&P) valve, and could, therefore, explode if they come under too much pressure. A newer unit containing a T&P valve will eliminate any worries you have concerning injury or property damage.

These are a few signs you need a new water heater; however, this list is not all-inclusive. If you are experiencing any other problem, please contact Waterheaters.com to find out if Long Island water heater installation or repair is needed.