If there is a problem with your water heater, chances are, you want to get it fixed right away. No one wants to have to take cold showers! It’s just not a great way to wake up in the morning. The problem is that not everyone knows it if is actually worth it to repair a hot water heater, especially if you are just going to have to get it replaced sooner rather than later. Only a professional Belleville plumber will be able to tell you for sure if your water heater requires replacement or repair, but we can help to clear things up for you with this guide:

  • Age – A water heater that has been properly cared for all its life is expected to last anywhere from eleven to fourteen years. If you aren’t sure how old your water heater is, look for the manufacture date on the label. If your water heater is over ten years old, then replacement isn’t a bad idea. 
  • Seriousness of the problem – Many things could be wrong with your hot water heater, and it is important to note which ones are simple, affordable fixes and which can cause the most damage and expense. For instance, a faulty thermostat is quick and easy to replace, whereas a leak, if not repaired quickly, could cause damage to your property.

These are just a couple of the many things to consider when you are deciding between repairing or replacing your hot water heater. Want to learn more? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!