I have a Bradford White water heater that is about 4 years old, still under warranty, and has started leaking. My understanding is that it must be replaced.
The plumber I contacted about this told me that Bradford White water heaters are known to fail very frequently usually just after the warranty expires.
He suggested that rather than replace the Bradford White, I have him install a Rheem.
He quoted me roughly $1250 to install a new Rheem, or about $800 to install a replacement Bradford White.
Do you think spending the extra $450 is a good idea?