There's nothing worse than coming home after a long day at work to a house full of water. 30+ gallons of water sure seems like a lot when it's accumulating throughout your home.
Despite advancements in engineering and product manufacturing, most tank water heaters have a 10 to 15-year lifespan. The good news is, the earlier you catch a water heater leak, the better. Plus, not all water leaks indicate you'll need to replace the entire unit.