Electric hot water heater not working
We are buying a (foreclosed) home and the electric water heater does not work. A plumber friend of ours looked at it and replaced the supply lines because the old ones were leaking at the top of the water heater. The old supply line had been over-tightened and the washer was not seated correctly. After installing the new lines and the new ball valve, and turning on the power at the breaker, there was still ice cold water in the house. We waited a few hours and tried again, and still the water is ice cold. He said he can check the heating elements next. Does anyone know, is this the best course of action? Is it expensive to replace heating elements? And is it worth it? Or should we just buy a new water heater?