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Is Your Water Heater In Need of Maintenance?

Listen for noises that gurgle before and after using a water heater. Maintenance of a hot water tank rarely enters the mind of a homeowner. Think about all the indoor plumbing someone does to keep a household operating smoothly, such as washing the dishes, doing the laundry, and taking showers. Do not ignore a problem with the plumbing system.

Usually, sounds from a hot water heater mean that a tank has not received maintenance and flushed regularly. As you turn on a faucet, the hot water in a tank rises to the top to circulate and replaces the cold water with heat for people to use. The cold water settles at the bottom of the tank, then a heater heats the water for the liquid to rise. If there is a lot of rust that has build-up or scaling that is when you hear noises.

A plumber cleans off the scaling and drains the water. This method flushes out the liquid to remove any build-up. The water tank restores to its original capacity. Hopefully, there is not a lot of buildups to repair, especially if someone owns an old water heater. Even though a tank draining saves a water tank, think about buying a new one, especially when the warranty expires. The advantages to buying a brand new water tank: it lowers the costs of energy, a person gets a break on taxes, also it improves the value of a home.

The noises last up to four seconds. However, pay attention to other sounds from other appliances. For example, the problem starts when someone turns on the dishwasher, washing machine, and showers at the same time.

The temperature remains consistent to save energy. Plus, a person does not get in the shower when the water burns. Call a plumber to stop the water heater from gurgling.

Follow this advice to get rid of gurgling sounds from a water heater. Pay attention to all noises when you use appliances that affect the use of a hot water tank, especially if more than one device is running at the same time.