Water Heaters and a Few Things We Think You Should Know

How do you know when to replace a hot water heater?

Generally, most water heaters that are more than 10 years old should be considered for replacement. If your water heater is in a location that will not cause damage if there is a leak, you can wait until it develops a leak before replacing it, but that really is not recommended.

What is the life expectancy of a hot water heater?

Based on the manufacturer's suggested service life, the life expectancy of a water heater is about 8 to 12 years. That varies with the location and design of the unit, quality of installation, maintenance schedule, and water quality.

Is it hard to install a hot water heater?

Water heaters tend to last seven to 15 years. If yours is getting old, this article is also for you. Replacing a water heater isn't difficult if you're handy with basic tools and have a bit of experience soldering copper.

Why Get a Permit for Water Heater Replacement

Water heater: If a water heater is installed without the necessary temperature and pressure relief valve, the pressure could build up and cause an explosion. This possibly fatal scenario is why it's so crucial to have an experienced plumber install a new water heater.

Do you need a permit to install a water heater?

Building jurisdictions in nearly all cities and counties require a permit to replace an existing water heater. Codes have changed, so the installation of a new water heater should meet current codes for safety purposes. If a water heater is installed improperly there are many things that can go wrong.

JCN Plumbing is a licensed and insured company servicing Miami Dade and Broward. We have 20 years of experience and a trained team of experts ready to install or replace any type of water heater, either electric, gas, or tankless. If you need to replace one, give us a call today for a Free Estimate.

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