Signs Your Water Heater Is Not Working Properly

Is Your Water Heater Giving You Problems? Signs It’s Not Working Correctly

Your water heater is an essential part of your home. Whether you have a tank or tankless water heater, the hot water in your home is a staple of your daily routine. When you turn on the kitchen faucet, run the dishwasher, or run the shower, hot water flows freely and easily. However, when your water heater is not able to fulfill its role successfully, it’s hard to ignore. Here are some signs your water heater is in trouble.

Inconsistent Temperature

If your water temperature keeps going from hot to cold without touching the faucet, that could mean your water heater is going out. In some cases, you may be able to fix the issue by adjusting the water heater’s settings, but if this doesn’t work, it’s probably time to call Quick Action Plumbers for repair.

Poor Water Quality

If you’re having trouble with your water heater’s output, one way to determine if it’s the unit or your plumbing is likely at fault is by looking at the quality of the hot water coming out. Depending on how much sediment and other debris has built up over time, this can result in a rusty, muddy-looking stream that may contain unpleasant odors or even give off a metallic taste. When these symptoms are present, it might be indicative of an issue with your water heater itself.


Leakage can be a common problem with water heaters, and if you notice a puddle of standing water around your unit, it may indicate an internal failure that requires immediate attention. Otherwise, you’re risking flooding and extensive damage to your home due to said leakage.

It is always in your best interest to have professional repairs done on your water system as soon as possible, especially if you are running out of hot water frequently, noticing signs of a leak, or hearing strange noises from the system. If you wait too long to get help, the more damage can be done, and it may even become necessary to replace your entire water tank.

If you notice any of these signs, give your Quick Action Plumbers a call today at 770-585-3219.