How Do I Stop My Water Heater From Making Noise?

13 / 10 / 2021

Sediments and debris often cause the noise in your water heater. As water boils, the bubbles disturb those particles and cause rattling and other kinds of noises.

How do I stop my water heater from making noise?

The solution here is to regularly remove the sediments and debris through flushing. Doing this will most likely do the trick. With the removal of those particles, there will be no objects to cause the noise in the first place.

You can do the flushing yourself or ask a professional technician to do it for you. It’s easy to do but you have to be careful of the hot water coming out of the tank (if the system was recently used). You also have to be mindful of potential flooding. In addition, you have to be careful when working on the drain valve as this might get damaged or worn out because of regular filling and flushing.

To prevent the sediments from accumulating in the first place (and thereby keep the hot water’s quiet operation), it’s good to do the flushing every six months (every three months is also recommended). Sediment build-up will be prevented and this also helps the water heater to run efficiently (i.e. there are no other objects to heat up).

Another way to prevent sediment build-up or significantly slow it down is by installing a water softener or a whole house filter. This way, the substances and particles responsible for the making of sediments won’t enter the system from the start. The water that comes into the tank will contain lower amounts of substances and particles.

Aside from sediment build-up, there are other causes for a noisy water heater. This requires expert troubleshooting and repair where the DIY approach is not enough. Contact us today and we’ll look into the problem. Our team will figure out the cause and take the necessary measures. You can also contact us if you want a professional technician to do the water heater maintenance.