You will find obvious indicators that a new water heater may be in your immediate future. While hot water heaters don’t come built with expiration dates or convenient indicators to inform you they are failing, they tip their hand by failing to provide hot water on a regular basis, changing suddenly to cold when you least expect it. Taking a long time to supply hot water is yet another indication of approaching water heater breakdown. Puddles about the water heater unit or breakers frequently shorting out are some other warning flags the property owner ought to pay attention to. Experiencing any or all of these symptoms indicates something is wrong with the water heater system.