Water heaters have a relatively long lifespan of approximately 8-12 years. Certain factors, such as not maintaining a regular flushing schedule, can hamper this longevity and pose problems. One insightful customer suspected his water heater tank needed a flush. The unit was old enough that Chris the plumber went ahead and installed an entirely new unit.
It turns out that there wasn’t much sediment inside the tank, but it was heavily rusted inside – definitely warranting a unit change. Bang-up job, Chris!