On average, you should replace your hot water tank every 10 to14 years. An old tank can leak and cause significant water damage.
Since 1996, most water heaters are marked with the year of manufacture. If your water heater is rented, check with your provider.
Here are some tips to stay ahead of the game:
1. Verify the age of the water heater and have it inspected regularly.2.
Avoid placing belongings in close proximity to the water heater.