When you turn on the hot water and it sounds like the water heater has just rattled out of the floor, you’re relieved to find that it hasn’t. For the most part, water heater issues don’t put your safety at risk, but they can make it so that you have to spend way more on heating water than you should.
The noise coming from your water heater is also likely leading to wear and tear that could force you to replace your unit much too soon. Water heaters can collect “scale” that puts your system at risk. Learn more about that rattling, popping, or banging noise in the guide below.