The Reason Water Heater Replacement is Best Left to Plumbing Professionals

When the hot water goes out, that’s never a good sign. In general, a traditional tank-type water heater will last between 8 to 12 years. It’s always a good idea to perform routine water heater maintenance and check for signs that it’s not working properly. Often, you can nip a hot water heater problem in the bud if the issue is caught early and basic maintenance is done. Some signs that your water heater is about to become inoperable include:
  • Corroded tank: Most hot water tanks in the Tampa Bay Area are made out of steel. Eventually, they will rust. If your tank is rusted, you may notice that your water has a brownish tinge to it.
  • Clogged drain valve: Sediment collects at the bottom of the tank over the years, which can block the drain valve and cause issues.
  • Leaking tank: Leaks are usually an indication that there is an internal problem with your tank. Usually, when there are internal tank problems, it can rarely be fixed. With most internal tank problems, it is usually best to invest in replacing the water heater completely.

No matter what the water heater diagnosis, it’s important that you leave replacing your water heater to the professionals, and here’s why:


In 2015, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act mandated that water heaters manufactured after April 16 had to meet updated requirements for energy consumption. While this move will no doubt save homeowners and the government a lot of money on their energy bills, homeowners now have to be doubly careful when selecting their hot water heaters – you’ll need to specify that you want a unit compliant with the new energy-efficient standards. The plumbing professionals at Cass Plumbing can help you find the right one – whether it’s a tankless water heater, a hybrid heat fixture or one that works from solar power, Cass Plumbing will help you get the water heater that is right for your Tampa home.


Water heaters are bulky, and there is a protocol for disposal of them. Certified plumbing experts, like the ones at Cass Plumbing, will help make sure you’re following all the proper guidelines for disposing of your water heater. Cass Plumbing provides handy assistance for carrying it out of your Tampa home. In addition, the professionals at Cass Plumbing have all the tools you’ll need for extraction of the old unit and installation of the new water heater.

When it’s time to replace your water heater, give the professionals at Cass Plumbing a call. We’ll be able to help you choose the right tank, replace the unit and dispose of your old water heater properly – so you don’t have to. Cass Plumbing has thousands of 5 star reviews online, is ranked #1 by Best Plumbers for the Tampa Bay region and has earned an A+ rating by the Tampa Bay Better Business Bureau. Get in touch today with us today at (813) 265-9200. We’ll take care of all your water heater replacement needs!