Common reasons why your hot water heater is making strange noises.
Hot water heaters make noise whilst they go about their job of heating cold water and sending to your pipes and appliances. If you notice a change in the noises coming from your hot water heater or it because increasingly audible each time you turn on the hot water tap, then it might be a good time do some further investigation.
Common noises made by hot water systems
Gurgling, crackling or popping : These noises may be caused by the contraction and expansion of the hot water tank during normal operation. Other causes may be due to sediment build up that may trap water under a film of caked build up. When the water heats up it is forced through a small hole and may make a “popping” sound. Usually these sounds are nothing to worry about however it might be worthwhile giving our hot water specialists a quick call just to make sure.
Screeching or screaming : If the valves on your hot water heater are not opening properly, when water is forced through the valve when you turn on the tap, the force of the water pressure can cause an audible screaming or screeching sound. If you’re hearing more of a whine sound then this can be due to scale build up on the heating element.
Bubbling : If you’re hearing a bubbling sound coming from your hot water heater then contact one of our hot water specialists immediately. This usually means that the heater is overheating or there is a pressure build up. This can be extremely dangerous and needs immediate attention. Contact our emergency hot water repair technicians for prompt assistance.
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Gurgling, crackling or popping sounds may not be something to worry about however a quick call to our hot water specialists won’t hurt to put your mind at ease. Screeching or screaming noises may be due to a faulty valve operation which will need replacing. Call us on 1800 266 999 to schedule a hot water service. This isn’t a costly process and the job can usually be completed under one hour.
IMPORTANT – Bubbling sounds from your hot water heater could indicate an overheating or pressure build up issue and requires emergency assistance. Call us immediately – 1800 266 999.
Need hot water heater repair assistance?
A regular service by one of the authorised hot water repair technicians at Cheapa Hot Water Sydney will ensure you enjoy trouble-free hot water for many years to come. A regular hot water service ensures your system continues working safely whilst increasing the cylinders longevity, therefore saving you both money and inconvenience of future breakdown.
Your hot water service should be undertaken by a licensed hot water plumber no longer than every five years. If this time period lapses it may result in the manufactures warranty becoming void. It doesn’t take long for a technician to service a system – usually between 30 to 45 minutes. It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind and trouble free hot water usage.
Did you know that most manufacturers won’t cover the terms of your hot water system warranty if it isn’t installed or serviced by a licensed hot water technician or qualified hot water plumber. Hot water tanks are an expensive appliance so why would you risk voiding your warranty by installing it yourself or employing the services of someone who isn’t licensed?
We are licensed water heater installers and plumbers and preferred service technicians for all major hot water manufacturers including Rheem, Solahart, Rinnai, Dux, Aquamax, Apricus, Vulcan, Edwards Solar, Everhot and many more brands.
If you’re not confident troubleshooting your hot water heater problem yourself, contact our specialist hot water plumbers for emergency assistance on 1800 266 999 or text 0410 693 532. Alternatively, you can complete our online form for emergency hot water assistance and we’ll get back to you within one hour. Don’t worry, we’ll have you enjoying hot showers again in no time!
The information on this website is of a general nature only. We do not make an warranties about the completeness, accuracy or reliability of this information or whether it is relevant to your specific hot water problem(s). For professional hot water repair advice specific to you, contact our Sydney hot water specialists direct on 1800 266 999.