Whenever you bring metal and water into contact, there’s the possibility of rust and other types of corrosion starting. A water heater would therefore seem like a prime target for rust, which it certainly can be under the right (or wrong) conditions. However, water heater manufacturers design their products to resist corrosion for many years. When rust does appear, it’s often on an aging system that’s ready for a replacement.
But as bad as rust sounds, is it an automatic disqualifier for a water heater? If you notice rust on your home’s water heater in Las Vegas, NV, does that mean it’s time to call us to replace it? Possibly. We’ll talk about it more below.