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Water Heater Sediment Build Up in Raleigh

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November 12, 2014

You depend upon your hot water on a daily basis, from taking showers to washing your dishes. We often don?t think of what makes that hot water possible until it suddenly stops working. Sediment buildup is a common problem for all water heaters. They are typically fitted with a sediment filter, but, depending on the mineral composition of your groundwater, and the plumbing in your home, sediment will probably accumulate in your tank no matter what precautions are taken. While it often does not pose a serious health risk, unless it is contaminated, it can significantly increase your energy costs and the need for repairs.

If you think your water heater has sediment buildup, call JD Service Now. We offer exceptional water heater repair and maintenance services in Raleigh, NC and the surrounding areas.

  • Rumbling noise: While not all sounds emitting from your water heater are bad, if your tank water heater rumbles or sounds like it?s boiling water, then there could be sediment at the bottom of your tank. When it builds up at the heating element, sediment can cause your water heater to overheat and overwork itself.
  • Sediment in water supply: If you notice discoloration or murkiness in your hot water, you could have excessive sediment at the bottom of your tank. Not only may it be unpleasant, it may also be harmful.
  • Bad odors: If your hot water smells rotten, you may have some sediment buildup in your water heater. Bad odors are often caused by high mineral content in your water.
  • Inadequate hot water: When sediment builds up in your water heater, it may begin to inhibit the heating and flow of water.

Sediment in your water heater is usually solved by the routine professional maintenance. We?ll periodically flush your tank and inspect the integrity of your water heater so that you don?t have to worry. We may also inspect your sediment filter to see if it needs replacement. Preventive maintenance is the key to avoiding damages associated with water heater sediment buildup. The longer you wait to repair your water heater, the more you risk major repairs, part replacement, and higher energy costs each month.

In order to have your water heater inspected by one of our Raleigh, NC plumbers, call JD Service Now today!

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