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Replacing Hot Water Heaters Before It’s Too Late

Hot water heaters are an essential part of both homes and businesses. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve helped thousands of Marylanders with their water heaters and know all too well the horrors that a burst water heater can entail. We wanted to take some time today to talk about why you should replace your water heater before it fails.

How Long Do Water Heaters Typically Last?

Different brands and models of water heaters will last different lengths of time. But most water heaters tend to last somewhere between 10 and 20 years. The older your unit is, the more you should consider replacing it. Also, keep in mind that most water heaters don’t just burst; they usually show signs of deterioration first.

Burst Water Heaters Can Cause a Lot of Damage

A leaking water heater can cause enough damage, but burst water heaters can send out over 50 gallons of water, which can wreak havoc on whatever room your water heater is in. If you’ve ever dealt with water damage in a home, you know how hard it can be to clean up, and if it doesn’t get cleaned up, mold and mildew will form.

If Your Water Heater Bursts, You Could Be Without Hot Water for Days

The process of cleaning up the aftermath of a burst water heater can take a few days, depending on how much water was released. Then your new water heater will need to be installed. All of this means you could be without hot water in your home or business for a few days, which is certainly not ideal.

Learn How Much Life Your Water Heater Has

Not sure how old your water heater is or how to judge its condition? No problem! At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve been working on water heaters in Maryland for many years, and we hope to continue offering our services far into the future. Get into contact with us today to schedule a day when we can come out and inspect your water heater.

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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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