Loud banging or popping sounds from one’s water heater could indicate a number of issues. These noises may be an indicator of a severe issue with the hot water heater or they can just suggest the hot water heater is overdue for maintenance. Regardless, dealing with a loud hot water heater is usually really annoying! Thankfully the most frequent problem with water heaters is sediment build up, which is normally fairly quick and easy to get rid of and can help decrease the need for a Denver Water Heater Repair.
Sediment is found in nearly all water and is especially common in residences that work with hard water. The sediment that might build up inside a water heater is composed of mainly magnesium and calcium. There are several different ways sediment deposits can produce noise. Anytime there is too much sediment, it builds up at the base of the water tank. In some cases it might trap water underneath it which causes the water to boil whenever the heater runs. The bubbles coming up from the boiling water and popping might produce unusual popping sounds. The sediment may also burn at the bottom of the tank which could cause pretty odd sounds. And, the sediment could actually get taken up into the tank then break off causing loud knocking sounds as it dives down and hits the sides.
Blocking Sediment Build Up
The simplest way to remove sediment if there is already a build up issue, is to complete a flush. This means eliminating all of the water that is in the tank and refilling it. A homeowner can complete this maintenance task, even so it may be a good idea to have a pro take care of it in case there is currently a sediment concern. That way, the specialist will be able to examine the heater to ensure there are absolutely no other issues. By having a professional come out every year to carry out a flush and give the water heater an in depth examination, will help prevent hot water heater sounds and any other issues that might come up. Lastly, putting in a water softener can absolutely help with sediment deposits because a water softener removes a lot of the sediment that is present in water.
There are several other problems that may be bringing about one’s water heater noises. Call us now to learn more and to make certain a severe water heater repair in Denver is not in the future.
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