Does A Noisy Water Heater Need Repairment?

The water heater is one of the appliances that functions daily to produce heated water for households to use, such as for cleaning, laundry, showering, and commercial uses. After a long time of daily usage, your water heater can wear and tear or develop malfunctions. An easy way to discern if your water heater needs to be repaired is when it starts to make odd noises. Water Heating Direct prides itself as a solution-oriented company that ensures our customers get the best of our products and services. That is why we have made a list of water heater noises to look out for so you would know when your unit isn't functioning optimally and needs repair:

Rumbling Sounds

Rumbling sounds could result from the accumulation of sediments or minerals at the bottom of the water heater tank. Hard water is filled with a large number of minerals such as magnesium and calcium, and the continuous usage of this type of water can lead to a build-up of these minerals. Another cause of sediment build-up could be a leakage in your water supply line, causing sediment to flow into your water heater. You can efficiently resolve this issue by draining the tank and cleaning out the accumulated deposit at the bottom.

Screeching Sounds

If you hear a high-pitched screeching sound from your water heater whenever you want to use it, it is often a sign that there is a problem with your valves. Loosened or partially closed valves will allow air and water to pass through them with force and lead to a pressure build-up which would then cause a loud screeching sound. To get rid of the noise, you need to inspect the temperature valve, relieving valve, and outlet/inlet valves properly to ensure they are in the right position. It is advisable to invite a professional for a more thorough inspection and repair.

Tickling Sounds

Hearing tickling noise from your water heater can be quite alarming. Luckily, tickling noises doesn't always indicate a serious issue. The noise could result from a malfunctioning valve or a sudden change in water pressure. Inviting a water heater repair technician for a thorough tank inspection is best to pinpoint the exact problem. The technician might have to install more straps or insulation around your heater tank to ensure it remains in the correct position and is not affected by temperature changes.


Hissing/Crackling  Sounds

Cracking sounds are quite common in water heaters. Usually, it isn't a sign of a significant problem; however, if the sounds persist for an extended period, you might want to look into it. Persistent hissing or clicking sounds could be a result of an obstruction in your tank's heating element.  Water heaters that run on oil or gas are prone to moisture build-up, which could result in your tank producing cackling sounds.

This is a more significant issue that might need the attention of a technician for proper inspection and repair.

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