Strange Sounds From Your Hot Water Heater? Should You Be Concerned?
Are you hearing strange and peculiar sounds through your water heater? Don’t panic! Let Drain Wizards shed some light on the situation. Certain pipe noises are more worrisome than others, and we’re here to help with them all. Let’s talk about hot water heater sounds.
Your hot water heater is a vital part of your home, and if it’s making weird sounds, you have good reason to be concerned. Here’s what you need to know:
- Clanking or Popping? These are often caused by the buildup of sediment. Over time, minerals in the water start to settle at the bottom of the tank, creating a layer of sediment. Regular flushing might help alleviate this.
- Crackling or Sizzling? The heating elements may be scaled over. A thorough cleaning or replacement may be needed.
- Rumbling or Booming? Sediment buildup can lead to overheating, which causes the water to boil and bubble. You’ll want to call in a professional.
- Ticking or tapping? The heating elements can make these sounds when they expand or contract. It’s usually harmless, but we recommend an inspection to rule out anything more troubling.
So should you ever ignore these sounds? Definitely not! Ignoring the warning sounds can lead to a total breakdown, if not a major leak. If you hear anything unusual from your hot water or pipes, call the experts at Drain Wizards as soon as possible for an inspection. Signing up for regular maintenance can help prevent these issues.