Strange Noises from Water Heater

Strange Noises from Water Heaters in Northwest Houston

Maintaining a dependable, efficient and responsive water heater is easy when you work with A Better Plumber, serving Conroe and Northwest Houston, Texas. Operated by Aaaction Plumbing Company, A Better Plumber provides water heater services, including repair, maintenance and installation of conventional and tankless water heaters. If your water heater is not providing ample hot water, it’s time to have A Better Plumber inspect your water heater. A quick call and convenient service session is all it takes to get your water heater back up and running like new. And, if it is time to replace your existing water heater with a new, energy-efficient one, our water heater services specialists can do that, too. 

Strange Noises and Unusual Sounds Your Water Heater Can Make

If your hot water heater is having a problem, it may sound more like a popcorn maker, coffee machine or heating frying pan than a plumbing appliance. Take unusual sounds from a water heater as an indicator that something may be wrong with its operation. Be on alert for unusual sounds from your water heater like these: 

    • Bumping
    • Crackling
    • Humming
    • Popping
    • Rumbling
    • Screeching
    • Sizzling



What Causes Strange Noises from Water Heaters

There are a number of things that cause strange noises to emanate from a malfunctioning hot water heater, including:  

  • Excessive sediment and deposits of minerals such as calcium.
  • Inefficient incoming water flow.
  • Leaking storage tanks.
  • Poor condition of the heating element.
  • Water pressure variability.

One of the most common causes of unusual noises in a hot water heater is an excessive buildup of sediment and mineral deposits and air bubbles that get moved around by the change in temperature and flow in the hot water storage tank. Worryingly, the extra sediment and mineral deposits can cause the storage tank to overheat, become weaker and leak. When you hear strange noises in your water heater, treat them as a warning to get the water heater checked out by a professional plumber and have it serviced. This will likely prevent the chance of a severe malfunction of the water heater that could cause extensive damage to the unit and surrounding property if it were to leak.

Full-Service Repairs of Water Heater that Makes Strange Noises

Popping, rumbling and crackling and all strange sounds a water heater makes when debris and mineral buildup causes the unit to malfunction. Turn to the reliable plumbing crew at A Better Plumber for expert care for water heaters. We are the water heater services leaders for Northwest Houston Metro Area, including the communities of:

Is Your Water Heater Making Strange Sounds? Get Help Today.

When you hear any of the strange sounds of hissing, cracking and popping in your water heater, remember that debris and mineral buildup is covering the inner parts of your water heater, preventing them from working properly. Turn to the trusted team at A Better Plumber, serving Conroe and Northwest Houston. We can service your water heater, cleaning it out and repairing it so that it will work smoothly again and halt making unusual noises.