"Turn it off The less you use the water heater, the longer it will last. If there won’t be anyone at home throughout the day it’s best to turn your heater off; you can always turn it on again once you come home. This is especially important when you’re about to leave for a family vacation. Be Aware of Warning Signs Learn how to spot warning signs of water heater failure. Common signs include: dropping water temperature, leaking tanks, and loud clanging noises from within the tank. If you spot these signs, immediately call a Cypress, TX water heater repair service like Capital Care Plumbing. Quick patch jobs can help keep your heater running for a few more years."