There are many reasons why your Apopka water heater will fail. The main four components to a water heater are the tank, Thermostats, elements and anode rod. The average life span on a heater is 8-10 years and after that you are better off replacing the heater or you will have your Apopka plumber constantly doing water heater repairs to your heater. If you suddenly get very hot water this is a sign that the thermostat is getting ready to go. When this goes it is best to do a complete water heater rebuild and replace both upper and lower thermostats and elements. Yes, it will cost a little more but you won’t have to worry about it for a while. Most plumbing companies will just replace the element or thermostat that is bad for a reason. Another service call and the plumber will make more money to come back and replace it piece by piece. If the tank leaks then you have no choice but to replace the  heater. When the anode rod goes you will start to smell sulfur in your hot water. This is usually located in the top of the heater and can be replaced. Most plumbers will try to sell you a new water heater but if your water heater is under 6 years old you are better off doing a water heater repair and if it is over 6 years you should replace the heater. If you need a water heater repair in Apopka call Drain Genie Plumbing Services at 407-710-0210.   We also serve Lake Mary, Orlando, Winter Park, Casselberry, Longwood, Apopka, Maitland, Deltona, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs,  and all of Central Florida.