Your entire family relies on your water heater each and every day! When something goes wrong with your water heater, how do you know whether you should get it repaired or if it is time to replace it? Attempting to repair a water heater that needs to be replaced is a huge waste of both time and money. At Culler Plumbing Services, we have your best interest at heart, which is why our Troy plumber has come up with this list of signs that your water heater needs to be replaced:

  • When your water heater is ten or more years old- Most water heaters have a life expectancy of approximately eight to twelve years (keep in mind that every water heater is different), but if your water heater is giving you trouble and it is more than ten years old, then it is a good idea to look into replacing it. 
  • Leaking at the base- If you have already tried to repair the leaks by tightening or replacing the valves, and you still have a leak, then this is a big sign that your water heater needs to be replaced.
  • Your water heater works erratically- If your water heater is very on again off again, then there may be a serious problem. Rather than paying to get it repaired over and over again, save yourself the time and money by getting it replaced.

Before you decide to replace your water heater, you should always check to make sure that there aren’t any blown fuses or tripped breakers. Whether your water heater needs to be repaired or it is time to replaced it, get it done right the first time by relying on the experts over at Culler Plumbing Services.