Is the water heater’s tank corroded and leaking? You can’t salvage that. So replacing it is your only option. However, a leaky drain valve or a pressure-relief valve can be repaired.
Here are the average lifespans of water heaters:
Do you find yourself complaining about the lack of hot water? Low water pressure? High water heating bills?
If so, then, combined with the expensive repair and old age factors, it’s time to replace the water heater. Still not sure? Schedule an appointment with Mr. Plumber and one of our skilled experts will be able to determine if repair or replacement will be the best option for your situation.
So, soap up, wash lively and avoid the frigid feeling that comes the minute that old water heater calls it quits.