When was the last time you thought about your water heater? Our guess is you don’t think about it unless something is wrong! And that’s not a bad thing. A properly working water heater shouldn’t be something you need to worry about. But problems still happen and there are some signs you should be aware of. These are some of the most common problems you might run into with a tank style water heater.  

No hot water

This is the most common water heater complaint. No hot water can be a huge inconvenience for you and your family. The cause could be a number of different things depending on what type of unit you have. Your best bet is to call the SuperTechs at Strittmatters to safely identify the cause of the problem and the best solution.

Common Water Heater Problems

Not enough hot water

Are you racing through showers to get out before the hot water runs out… again? You might be running out of hot water because your water heater is too small for your house. You can try adjusting the thermostat on the water heater, but be careful! Turning the temperature up too high can cause scalds and burns. If you never want to worry about running out of hot water again, look into upgrading to a tankless water heater. You can find out all the benefits (and how they end up saving you money) by calling our experts at 940-566-1122.


Any leaks coming from your water heater mean that replacement is in your future! Even if the leak is small, don’t wait until it gets worse to call the professionals. Our experts at Strittmatters can help you find an option that works for your home, family, and wallet.

Common Water Heater Problems

Noisy tank

You know when you start to hear noises coming from your water heater that you’ve got trouble. A banging or knocking sound means that something is wrong and you should call the plumbers at Strittmatters ASAP.

Smelly water

What’s that smell? Oh, it’s the hot water. Hot water that has a foul odor can mean that your tank is infected with bacteria. If you start to notice a smell coming from your water, determine if the smell comes from only hot water or all water. Smelly hot water can mean a problem with your heating source while stinky water in general can mean an issue with your water source. Either way! It’s time to call a professional.

Common Water Heater Problems

Discolored water

Dirty or rust colored water can be caused by corrosion. If let unchecked, it can get worse and eventually cause a leak in your tank. Call the Strittmatter SuperTechs at the first sign of discolored water to stop the spread of the damage.

So what do you do if you notice any of these things? Call the Strittmatter SuperTechs, of course! Our expert plumbers can help you solve any plumbing issue. From repairs to replacements, our SuperTechs can find a solution that fits your budget. Give us a call with any questions or concerns at 940-566-1122.

Common Water Heater Problems