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Why Your Water Heater Is Rumbling


Your water heater is ready to rumble… literally. Any time it runs you notice that your water heater has started to make a weird rumbling noise. We want to help you figure out how to solve this issue. Today, we’re going to get into some reasons why this might be happening.

If you come to realize that you need water heater repair in Gainesville, FL, then we want to help you with the process. We’re a conscientious team of professionals. We make sure that everyone on our team knows their stuff and is able to pass that knowledge along to you. Get in touch with us when you need proper care for your home’s systems.

Why Water Heaters Rumble

The main reason that your water heater might start to rumble is due to sediment build-up.

There’s typically a natural amount of sediment in the water that flows into your home. This is because the water that comes from your municipal water supply typically has minerals like calcium or magnesium in it.

This is perfectly fine and has no adverse effect on your health. The only problem it poses is one toward your plumbing. Eventually, the sediment floating through your water is going to settle. Most of the time, it settles at the bottom of your tank. Over time, that sediment hardens because it’s been heated and cooled so many times. This creates a hardened layer of sediment on your tank.

If this is happening, then it’s likely that you’ll hear a rumbling noise because of it. Rumbling is the sound of your water trying to break past this barrier. You don’t want to ignore a sound like this. It’s the sound of your water heater struggling to perform and it will eventually put a strain on your system if you allow it to.

Other Problems You Might Notice

What if your rumbling sound is accompanied by other problems? Here are a few common issues and what they might mean for you:

  • Discoloration: Your home’s water should always be clear—no exceptions. If you notice that your water has turned any other color then you should schedule an appointment with us. The common colors that you might notice are red, orange, or yellow. It’s a problem even if it’s a tinge. You need to address these issues as soon as possible.
  • A Lack of Hot Water: Does your warm, steamy shower become an ice bath about halfway through? If this is a persistent issue, then it’s a water heater problem. We want to help you address this.
  • Leaks: Any leaking from your water heater is a problem. If you’re dealing with low water pressure, then you should look at your water heater to make sure that you’re noting any leaks as the source of this issue.

We can help you with whatever you need because all of our team members know their stuff. We’re prepared to help you with everything.

Contact Affinity Gas Services today to schedule an appointment with our team members. We’re “The Gas Efficiency Experts.”

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