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How long does a water heater last?

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

water damage in Vance County How old is your water heater?

Do you know how old your water heater is?  The average water heater lasts between 8 and 12 years. A homeowner recently called us after a heavy rain and said his window had to be leaking a lot because he had A LOT of water. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties was quick to the home to try to prevent any more damage.  We extracted the standing water and found no evidence of a leak around his window. So where was all this water coming from?  The production manager went into the crawlspace and found the problem. A 25 year old water heater!  So let this be a nudge in the right direction for you.  Check your water heater’s manufactured date.  If there is no clear date, check the serial number, then look up the manufacturer’s website on Google.  The date may be embedded in the serial number.  But should you have a water heater failure, give SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties a call at either 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848.  We are here 24 hours a day, all year long, to help get you back to your life.

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