Reasaons for a Noisy Fresno Water Heater

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Fresno CA

All Star Plumbing is repeatedly being contacted to have a look at a rackety water heater. Popping and banging noises can be due to an issue with the water heater, but it’s also an annoyance. We are going to explore the most typical reason why your water heater might start making noise and what you can possibly do to quiet it down! Before you call in a Water Heater Repair Fresno CA professional, take a look at one of the most common water heater problems and solutions.

The most probable reason your water heater is making noise

Again, if the noise is an indication of a problem with the heater that problem is most likely sediment build up. The sediment stems from the water in the storage tank. It is primarily made of calcium and magnesium deposits and is mainly a problem in homes that have hard water.

When the sediment begins to build up at the bottom of the storage tank, it traps a small portion of hot water beneath it. This causes the hot water to boil as the tank runs. The noises you may hear are the bubbles popping through the sediment.

Also, the sediment itself may be the source of the noises. The sediment lies at the bottom of the tank and can get burnt up causing odd noises. And on occasion, the sediment can get carried up towards the top of the tank and breaks off causing noises as it descends back down, hitting the sides on its way.

How to stop your Fresno  water heater from making noise

If sediment build-up is whats causing the noises, you should have the heater assessed. We can do this for you and give the tank a flush or recommend another resolution.

You can also avoid sediment build-up by having a professional maintenance your tank at minimum once a year. This process includes flushing the tank of any sediment.

Another great approach is to install a water softener in your Fresno residence. Water softeners remove minerals from the water before it ever enters the water heater, noticeably reducing sediment build up.

For more information about other possible issues and remedies give Water Heater Repair Fresno a call!