Water Heaters Case Studies: Rusty Water Causes Problems for Grandville, MI, Family
The water heater in Mike’s home was acting up and he noticed the pan underneath it was filled with brown sludge. In addition, rust was making the bathroom sinks, tubs, and toilets difficult to clean. The family was tired of waiting for the water to get hot and wanted to enjoy shiny white fixtures without excessive scrubbing.
The friendly team at East End Plumbing discovered the home’s water heater was beginning to rust out. This was causing a slow leak and decreasing the unit’s efficiency. The water softener was also on its last legs.
To ensure the family could enjoy hot, rust-free showers, we recommended a new, larger, water heater and a new water softener. These appliances typically need to be replaced every 10 years or so, and more often in homes with very hard water.
Installation of the new units was completed in one day, and Mike feels good knowing the reliable experts at East End are available to help the next time he experiences plumbing issues.
This water heater looked fairly new, but it was leaking and took a while to get the water hot.
The pan under the water heater was full of telltale rusty water.
A new, larger water heater will take care of the problem and should last about 10 years.
The addition of a water softener will reduce rust, extend the life of the new water heater, and keep the home's fixtures looking great.