It’s normal for hot water systems to make some noises when they operate, but when the noises become strange and unfamiliar, these are signs that your system needs to be repaired or replaced. At Plumbers & Gasfitters Bunbury, we specialise in repairing and maintaining all types of hot water systems. We always recommend regular servicing of your plumbing, but with these tips on recognising unusual noises from your hot water system, you can easily identify the issue straight away and get the solution you need. Maintenance is vital in keeping costs low and going about your days with less stress, so here are noises to look out for from your hot water system.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard your hot water system make some rumbling noises, like when water is boiling and not thought much about it. Chances are, the tank is accumulating sediment and minerals like magnesium from long-term use and is degrading internally. The magnesium rod wears over time due to hot water and the mineral particles that come loose from the rod end up rumbling at the bottom of the tank. A simple replacement of the magnesium rod will rid your hot water system of the elusive noise.
Any screeching noises will be due to the valves connected to your hot water system. This noise is due to faulty valves that are blocked or have scale build-up. Without the water being able to move freely, it is forced through a small opening causing your system to screech.
This is one of the most common sounds from a faulty hot water system. Popping noises are an indication of mineral buildup at the bottom of your water heater. The buildup may trap water beneath the sediment causing it to make popping sounds when the system starts to become hot. You can prevent this by having your system flushed out regularly and save your hot water system from further damage or even exploding.
Sizzling noises are indicative of a leak in your hot water system. This occurs when leaking water drips onto the burner. If there is no hot water or if you see water on the floor around your system, it’s most likely due to a leak. Water leaks are an issue that needs to be dealt with immediately, as it wastes energy with a system that is heating water that no one can use.
If your hot water system is making any of the strange sounds, don’t wait around to get it fixed. Plumbers & Gasfitters Bunbury are here to help you repair any plumbing issue at any time, on any day! Our team is dedicated to getting your hot water systems back in working order and also offer an emergency service that is ready to assist 24/7. Contact us today to see how can help!