One of the most common troubles with hot water heaters is noise. One may at some point recognize that the strange sounds they have been hearing are actually originating from the water heater! This is caused by sediment deposits and is more of a bother than a big trouble, although, if left unattended for too long it could develop into a larger matter. There are several solutions and preventative steps one can take concerning sediment build up. First, have the water heater flushed at least yearly. Doing this is essential for conserving money and preventing serious problems with the water heater for many reasons. Flushing the water heater can eliminate sediment build up. In addition replacing the water heater's anode rod can prevent the sediment deposits from the start. Have a look at this post for more points about avoiding and eliminating sediment build up and quieting down the water heater.