We have rust in our hot water (the water as a rusty tint to it and make rust
marks in the bath tube). I noticed that my electric hot water tank is also
leaking a little bit which is not really a problem because it's located in a
separate room along with our sump pump.
I would like to wait a couple of months before replacing my hot water tank
but I'm wondering if there are any possible complications if I wait too
long? Like rust building up in my copper pipes or in my faucets?
<< I would like to wait a couple of months before replacing my hot water tank
Besides the stains in your tub,the debris screens in your washer will get
plugged up and so will faucet screens. The more rust settles in your system,
the more aggravating if will be to get it out. If you have a major leak while
you're at work or away from home the water bill can take a big jump and there
may well be collateral damage in the room regardless of the sump pump. Water
heaters aren't that pricey, don't wait.
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