Does your once quiet
water heater now suddenly rumble, groan, and pop every time it fires up? If so, you
could have sediment buildup in your tank. As your water heater ages, it
is normal for sediment to begin to accumulate. Over time, the sediment
becomes hardened as it is reheated over and over again. The hardened sediment
causes the noisiness you are hearing when your water heater turns on.
In addition to being noisy, sediment can be detrimental to your water
heater. It reduces the efficiency of the heater, which can cause your
energy bills to soar as more gas or electricity is used to heat your water.
It can also indirectly lead to damage to your water heater tank. Because
the water heater is less efficient, it takes longer to heat water, which
means that the water will cause more wear and tear on the tank. As a result,
the tank can become brittle and develop cracks. Respond to your rumbling
water heater by calling a plumber for repair.
If your water has taken on a rusty tone, then your water heater could
be to blame. If your rust-colored water only appears when your hot water
is rusting, your tank could be rusting on the inside and could start leaking.
The best way to determine if your water heater is causing your rusty water
is to call a plumber and let him or her evaluate your system. You can
also do your own check by filling up buckets with water. If you fill up
three or more buckets and the water is still rusty, your water heater
is more likely to be causing the problem than rusty pipes.
Inadequate Hot Water
Do you notice that you have to crank your hot water up higher than ever
when you take a shower? Is your family suddenly arguing about cold showers
when your hot water supply was never an issue in the past? A declining
amount of hot water could indicate a problem with your water heater. Call
your plumber out to inspect it for damage or malfunction so you can get
the required repairs and get back to enjoying a full supply of hot water.
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