For starters, your water temperature is not going to reach the same highs that it once did, and it is not going to last as long. Over time you are going to notice a stark difference in the temperature of your water and the length of time it is able to run. When this happens, it is a sign your water heater is no longer heater the water to the same temperature it once did. Due to this, you need to look into having it replaced.
If you go down to the basement or the utility room and notice there is a leaking pipe connected to the water heater, there is a chance the water heater is starting to rush and break down. You might also notice rust inside of your water when you turn on sinks or showers inside of the house. With the water heater starts to rust out, it is going to send this material to other sinks inside of the house. While this might be from a different pipe inside of the house, chances are, if there is run coming out of different faucets, it is not a pipe problem but an actual water heater problem. Should you notice these issues it is important for you to bring in the professionals, have it looked and and then determine if you want it replaced or repaired.
Is the water heater in your Lakeland home in need of repairs? Call Samco Plumbing at (863) 509-1718 and schedule a service call today!