Your propane water heater doesn’t complain much. Most of the time, it just works away behind the scenes to provide the hot water your need to wash your clothes, dishes, and… well, yourself!
But sometimes your water heater does complain – and if you’re a good listener, you can actually understand what it’s complaining about.
Here are four sounds your water heater might make, and what they mean for your equipment:
Rumbling: A rumbling water tank could indicate several issues. For example, it might indicate that a fault in the mixing valve or a broken dip tube is causing cold and warm water to mix. It could also be a sign that sediment build up in your tank is causing it to overheat. Either way, your water heater will need professional repair service.
Popping: Popping sounds usually mean you have too much water pressure. If you know how to adjust water pressure to and from your water heater, try it. If changing the pressure doesn’t stop the sound, contact us.
Gurgling: The sound of constantly running water typically indicates trouble with the pressure release valve; if this problem occurs in older equipment, it usually means it is time for a water heater upgrade.
Whatever the sound and issue turn out to be, our expert water heater repair technicians will get the problem fixed quickly and professionally the first time so you can get back to using your water heater right away. If it makes more sense to replace rather than repair your equipment, we can help there, too, with expert installation of high quality, high-performance water heater systems from trusted manufacturers like Rinnai and Rheem.