Water heaters can last quite a long time if you take care of them, but they won’t last forever. Eventually, you’re going to need to replace your current water heater with a new one. You’re probably going to want to do it before it gives out completely, too, unless for some reason you want to be without hot water for a few days while you secure another one.
If you’re not sure whether or not your current water heater is in need of replacement, the best thing you can do is to call a professional to take a look at it for you. In the meantime, the following are a number of clear signs that your system is likely reaching the end of its life.