Hearing odd noises in your home, such as water heater noise, is often a sign that something needs attention. It is like how pain in your body is trying to tell you something. In both cases, the problem can be minor or major. Since you don’t know which it is, noisy water heaters should be checked out. The good news is that it is generally not a situation in which you should shut off your water heater and schedule an emergency service visit. However, it is usually a sign that maintenance is past due or a repair is needed.
All water sources have some degree of impurities. Hard water has a lot of minerals and other substances that can build up sediment in water heaters. When this happens, the process of heating the water causes noise as it bubbles through the sediment. By the time you notice noises, you are past due to have the water heater serviced. Flushing annually is the best way to avoid a sediment buildup that can not only become noisy, but can also cause water heaters to fail prematurely.
The sediment is not only damaging to water heaters, but also makes them work harder, which uses more energy. Annual service will help you keep it energy efficient. Call on us at Wayne’s Plumbing Repair to learn more about annual service for water heaters. We’ll flush your water heater so the sediment cannot wear away the protective lining, leading to rust, leaks, and premature failure. Feel free to call with any questions you may have about water heaters or any of our services.