Sunday, April 3, 2016
Water Heater Maintenance: Diagnosing Sounds Within a Hot Water Tank
It is very important to appreciate that when Edmonton hot water tanks make certain strange sounds, a repair or replacement could very well soon be in order. Edmonton is known for its fair share of rather harsh winters that are associated with temperatures as low as -15ºC in the evening. Many properties contain hot water tanks and from time to time, these units will inevitably need to be repaired or possibly replaced. What are some of the odd sounds that can signify trouble ahead? Popping, Crackling or Hissing Popping, rattling or crackling noises are some of the most common indicators that there could be a problem. Most experts agree that these sounds indicate that mineral deposits (also called scale) have built up on the bottom interior of the hot water tank. The main reason that hard water presents a problem is that minerals can accumulate on the surface of the electrodes over time. The "popping" is a result of the heating electrodes failing to function properly.