How long does a water heater last.

Dated: March 19 2021

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Did you know that the typical water heater needs to be replaced about every 10 years?

Over time sediment starts to build up around the heating element and begins to deteriorate the tank. This can be avoided by draining and flushing your water heater once a year. Even with proper maintenance, the typical life span is anywhere from 6 to 12 years.

Many water heaters have the manufacturing date on their tag located on the front of the water heater. When you are showing a house to a client, it’s a good idea to check the date on the water heater to see if it is going to need to be replaced soon. If it has been there for over ten years, maybe you should consider writing a concession for a new water heater into the offer.

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