Your electric water heater provides reliable service so it's easy to ignore. But every homeowner should inspect his or her water heater to look for signs of trouble. Your licensed Roto-Rooter plumber recommends a thorough water heater nspection every six months. This video provides step-by-step instructions for conducting an electric water heater inspection and lets you know what to look for. Catching problems early can extend your water heater's life beyond the 11 year average.