If you are like most people, you never think about your water heater until something goes wrong and you no longer have hot water for laundry, showers, and other daily necessities. Sediment buildup in your hot water heater can reduce its lifespan and could cause a breakdown when you least expect it. Working with a company that offers professional water heater services can help you to resolve issues with sediment in your hot water tank or to upgrade your system for reliable hot water on demand in Carrollton, Georgia. Here are three warning signs that sediment may be building up in your tank.
Pops and Rumbles
Home improvement site Family Handyman has identified rumbles and pops emanating from your hot water heater as a common sign that sediment has built up in the bottom of the tank. Steam rising through this sediment can produce strange noises that may be your first indication of trouble ahead for your water heater.
Lack of Hot Water
The U.S. Department of Energy notes that conventional storage water heaters are still the most popular types of water heating systems in the United States. To function properly, tank water heaters need direct contact between the heat source at the bottom of the tank and the water to be heated inside. If sediment gets in the way of this heat transfer process, the result could be water that is not hot enough for your needs.
Water That Looks or Smells Bad
Over time, sediment can break down inside the tank to create a sludge that affects the appearance or the smell of your hot water. In some cases, you may be able to schedule the removal of sediment buildup from your water tank at the same time that your HVAC maintenance visit takes place. This can help you to manage issues with sediment buildup that could affect the quality of your hot water.
If you suspect that sediment buildup could be affecting the performance of your water heater, Merrell & Associates can help with the right solutions for you in Carrollton, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our lineup of professional water heater services, give us a call today. We look forward to the opportunity to help you enjoy clean, reliable hot water now and in the future.