How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

One of the most common questions we hear is, “How long will my water heater last?” An electric tank type water heater will typically last 8 to 10 years, while gas water heaters have a slightly shorter lifespan. Whether gas or electric, water heaters do not last forever and can breakdown suddenly and begin to leak, resulting in flood and water damage. Eventually, they wear out and occasionally, they can break suddenly.

When you have a water heater problem, you want to address it promptly. We understand the apprehension you might feel worrying how much it will cost to restore hot water (and sanity) to your home. But there is no sense in suffering while you delay a needed repair or replacement. At least there isn’t when you can simply call PlumbSmart to get honest and quick assistance.

At PlumbSmart, we offer a range of plumbing services, including water heater repair. We want to resolve your water heater problem promptly and we want to do it cost-effectively. We don’t simply recommend ripping out any existing water heater and replacing it with a new one. (Doing so would certainly be easier in some cases and would likely be more profitable.) Instead, we specialize in troubleshooting the problems that water heaters can have. And as we diagnose the problem with your water heater, we can help you assess whether it will be more cost-effective and prudent to repair your current water heater or replace it with a new one.

So don’t take any more cold showers or wash your hands in icy water one more time. Call us at 480-654-8865 or 602-256-9181 today so we can diagnose your water heater’s problems and bring back the flow of glorious, hot water.

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