Popping Noise May Mean Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

The Twin Plumbers respond to water heater repair calls nearly every day. It makes sense—in most homes, water heaters are used morning, noon and night for hot showers, cooking, cleaning and more household chores. And one thing that we have noticed is that most homeowners use their water heaters every single day without even thinking about what might go wrong.  Any appliance being used as frequently as a household water heater is bound to run into some problems.  That’s why we recommend staying informed and aware of potential issues that may arise so that when they inevitably do, you are prepared and ready to take appropriate action.water-heater-repair

Will water heater maintenance help?

Yes, always. There are a number of water heater maintenance checks homeowners may perform on their own, which often prevent (or at least postpone!) potentially major catastrophes. As a water heater owner, it’s also important to be aware of some of the more common repairs that we can make to help.

Common water heater repairs:

The following is a list of some of the more common water heater repairs that are managed by professional technicians.

  • Pilot light problems
  • Thermostats
  • Gas control valves
  • Burner assemblies
  • Build-up of rust and corrosion
  • Sediment deposit
  • Temperature and pressure relief valve dripping
  • Other problems associated with leaking water

To repair or to replace?  That is the question.

Every situation is different, but in the long run, all repairs are temporary.  Most likely, given the frequent use, failing water heaters will break down again and again until they just don’t work anymore. Typically water heaters need to be replaced around every 12 years so be mindful of this before spending unnecessary dollars on repairs that you may only need to pay for repeatedly.

It may be in your best interest to pay more for a new water heater as opposed to fruitlessly trying to fix one that will more than likely stay broken. Call The Twin Plumbers today to learn more!