\One of the more common problems with hot water heaters is noise. One may someday recognize that the odd disturbances they have been hearing are in fact caused by the water heater! This is brought on by sediment build up and is more of a bother than a large trouble, nonetheless, if left un monitored for very long it could grow into a larger matter. There are several treatments and preventative measures one could take concerning sediment build up. First, have the water heater flushed at least yearly. This process is crucial for conserving money and preventing significant problems with the water heater for a variety of reasons. Draining the water heater can get rid of sediment build up. Also replacing the water heater's anode rod can prevent the sediment build up to begin with. Take a look at this article for additional points about avoiding and getting rid of sediment deposits and silencing the water heater.