Leaking water heater

Common Water Heater Problems

A broken water heater could put a damper in your daily routine. Here are some common water heater problems you may face.


Your water heater is an essential part of your home. Imagine being in the middle of a long, hot shower and feeling a sudden shock of ice-cold water!

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, your water heater should be around 120 degrees Fahrenheit to best balance its heat and efficiency for your home.

There can be several reasons why your water temperature is malfunctioning. It could be your pressure-balancing valve, or you could have a very outdated heater. Calling an expert to identify and address the problem is your best bet to getting back into a relaxing, after-work bath.

Water Color

Water is supposed to be clear, so when it looks rusty, it may be a sign of a water heater issue. You will not want to shower, brush your teeth, or wash your clothes or dishes with dirty looking water.

Rusty or discolored water may be a sign of corrosion within your water heater. If you ignore this, the issue could get worse and you may need a water heater replacement.

Odd Noises

Loud banging and screeching are not noises you’d love hearing in your home throughout the day. A broken water heater is known to make a variety of strange sounds that could mean you have a build-up of sediment in your tank. This can oftentimes be fixed by flushing your water heater.

Nothing can compare to a nice hot shower or bath after a long day. If your water heater is having issues, count on our expert technicians at Quality Degree, Inc. to give you an honest inspection and fair estimate on the repair. We're available 24/7! Contact us today and ask about our coupon deals!