It's never a good sign when the hot water goes out. In general, a tank water heater will last somewhere between eight and 10 years, but it's a good idea to perform routine maintenance and make sure you check for signs that it's not working properly. Some signs that your water heater is about to bite the dust include:
- Leaking tank: Leaks are usually an indication that there is an internal problem with your tank, which can rarely be fixed.
- Corroded tank: Most hot water tanks are steel, so they will eventually rust. If your tank is rusted, you may notice that your water has a brownish tinge.
- Clogged drain valve: Sediment collects at the bottom of the tank over the years, which can block the drain valve and cause issues.
No matter what the diagnosis is, it's important that you leave replacing your water heater with the professionals.
When it's time to replace your water heater, give the professionals at JCN plumbing a call. We'll be able to help you choose the right tank, replace the unit and dispose of your old one properly. Call us today - (305) 770-6860