The life expectancy of an average water heater is about 8 to 12 years. This is important to know if you're considering whether to repair your water heater or replace your water heater.
If you're seeing leaks around the base of the tank, or if your water heater is not heating consistently, it probably needs to be replaced. Even when a simple fix might repair a broken water heater, you should always determine the number of useful years you have left on an older water heater before deciding whether to repair or replace it.
One of our licensed Los Angeles plumbers can visit your home for free and determine if you need to replace your water heater. If you're looking for a 50-gallon gas water heater, we can install a new, brand-name water heater backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.