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Leaky or Rusty Water Heater

Water Heater Going Bad? Call Thousand Oaks Plumbing!

 Your home’s water heater is one of the most essential parts of your home. From showers to baths to cooking and cleaning, access to hot water is important all day and every day.  Often, we don’t think about our water heaters until there’s a problem. Unfortunately, water heaters aren’t designed to last forever. A leaking or rusty water heater can mean it’s time to consider a replacement.

We offer emergency service for your water heaters. Start an online chat or give us a call at (805) 494-4981 and our friendly representatives will dispatch a technician right away!

Why is My Water Heater Leaking or Rusty? 

The average lifespan of a water heater is between 8 and 12 years. Rust around the unit or visible leaks are a sign your water heater needs professional repair or replacement:

Water Pooling In The Tank

If water is pooling underneath your tank, you have a leak and it may be time to replace your water heater.

Rusty or Cloudy Water

Calcium and magnesium deposits accumulate in water heater tanks over time. The result is cloudy water. Rusty water can indicate a problem with the water heater or pipes.


Visible rust at the bottom of your tank or around the valves indicates a problem either inside or outside your water heater.

Here are some other signs that your water heater is going bad;

Banging Noises

Loud banging noises coming from your water heater can indicate a problem with the valve or the entire system.

Older Unit

If your current water heater is over 10 years old, it’s time to consider a replacement.

Changes In Water Temperature

Drastic changes in your water’s temperature may indicate the accumulation of heavy sediments or other problems with the thermostat or heating unit.

Waiting For Hot Water

If you have to wait for hot water in your shower, bath or kitchen, chances are that your water heater needs replacing or that you need a larger unit.

Do I Need a Plumber? 

If you are handy, you might be able to repair simple problems like a loose screw or damaged washer. But there are many different types of faucets and each one operates different and requires unique parts. The best way to get your leaking or dripping faucet  fixed is to enlist the help of a professional plumber.

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