When most homeowners turn on the faucet, warm water comes out. That’s part of the reason they aren’t really concerned about their hot water heater. Many may not even know where it’s located. Depending on how long you live in your home, you may never need to replace it. They generally last around 10 years.

But like many home maintenance issues, a broken water heater is a real emergency! In this post, we’ll discuss how to know it’s time for a replacement, and provide information on installation.


A cold shower could be just the beginning of your problems if you have a faulty water heater. A lack of hot water is enough to drive most homeowners to invest in a new water heater, but it’s best to get it replaced before that happens.

Most people don’t check their heater regularly, so there could be leaks that you don’t even know about. Water heaters are often replaced when they don’t pass inspection prior to a home’s sale, but if you’ve been in your home for around ten years, you should have it checked out. Small leaks or even strange noises can be signs of bigger problems.


When you’re ready to buy, know your options. Traditional tanks still work great, but newer tankless models may be the way to go if you have a large family and find that you frequently run out of hot water. You can also choose between electric and gas heaters, depending on your home.


Unless you’re an experienced handyman, it’s not recommended that you try to install a water heater on your own. Even a small oversight could lead to scalding water or exploding pipes. And dealing with gas lines always has potential danger. Instead, give Trenchless Replacement Specialists a call at 432-580-7693. We can inspect your current water heater, and help with the installation of a new one if the time is right. TRS = NO MESS. NO STRESS!