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Why Does Your Water Heater Make Noise?

Whenever you’re running your hot water, and you notice a new noise, pay close attention to it. As we mentioned in our last blog, this can indicate that something is wrong with your water heater. In fact, it may mean you are due for a repair or upgrade. 

Numerous sources could be the root of your water heater problem. Here, we’ll take a look at what could be causing your water heater to make noise and what you can do to address it. 

Debris and Mineral Deposit Buildup

The most common reason your water heater produces strange sounds is due to dirt, debris, or mineral deposit buildup. These issues affect all hot water heaters — mineral deposits, in particular, can be a big problem in homes that have hard water. Let’s take a closer look.

Over time, debris and mineral deposits found in your water supply can accumulate and settle at the bottom of the tank, which leads to inefficiencies in your hot water heater. When this occurs, you can expect to hear a rumbling or popping sound. If you experience this, the best course of action is to flush the water heater. If you don’t know how to or you’re uncomfortable doing this step yourself, please contact your friends at Squeaks Family Safety & Home Protection for help.

A water heater in need of immediate attention may produce sizzling, crackling, or hissing sounds. Note that if your tank is older and you live in an area with harder water, you may need to have it professionally cleaned. 

Water Heater Maintenance 

Whenever you begin to hear noises with your water heater, reach out to your trusted Denver, CO, plumbers for affordable water heater maintenance services. Moreover, if you are proactive about the upkeep of your water heater, you can prevent unusual noises and concerns. In fact, it may even lengthen the life of your unit. Here are some other benefits to consider: 

Similarly, if you have a tankless unit, know that our team at Squeaks Family Safety & Home Protection can provide you with tankless water heater maintenance services too. On top of that, we offer Navien and Rinnai tankless water heaters for those looking to upgrade, as well as a wide brand selection of tank water heaters including Rheem, State, Bradford White, and A.O. Smith. To learn more about our water heater services, contact us today!