HOT WATER SYSTEMS FAIL – DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT IN THE COLD!

August 17, 2020

Hot water has become a necessity and is vital to the everyday running of most households. But, like all complex systems, they can fail, break, or shut down bringing your household to a halt – sometimes without warning. No hot water Adelaide means no hot showers, no clean dishes, no clean clothes, no hot water in taps. Generally, when a Hot Water System stops functioning it is completely unexpected. So, when your Hot Water System stops working, we understand that you need an emergency plumber and fast! Often a homeowner will need to make a decision quickly and call in professional help to repair or replace the hot water system almost immediately.

We have many years of experience as Adelaide emergency hot water plumbers and have found that if your Hot Water System is going to fail, it will happen when you least expect. Some common hot water system Adelaide problems that we have encountered in our years of plumbing are captured below for you to identify the situation you are in.

SIGNS THAT INDICATE YOUR HOT WATER SYSTEM NEEDS REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT:

  • No hot water
  • Drop-in water temperature
  • Water pressure fluctuating – weak water
  • Pilot light continuously going out
  • The tank is making a whistling sound
  • Hot water appears ‘dirty’ or discoloured
  • Higher water bills than usual
  • Leaking tank or pools of water close to the tank
  • Water is too hot
  • No water at all
  • Hot water not working in part of the house

GET PROFESSIONAL HELP FOR YOUR HOT WATER PROBLEMS: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

As always, hot water system repairs Adelaide should be left to licensed and qualified plumbers. We do not recommend a DIY approach for these complex machines. Save yourself time and money by calling in professional help right away. A hot water expert can guarantee quality of service and peace of mind.

Should you find yourself in an emergency hot water system situation, there are a few steps that you can follow to fix the problem fast before a professional hot water plumber arrives to repair the issue:

Step 1: Determine what the problem is

For many hot water heater repairs, it makes a difference whether the water heater is gas, solar or electric. Determine the exact problem you are facing and the type of hot water system you have.

Step 2: Electric Hot Water System? Safety First, Turn off the Power

Before you start doing any diagnostic work or troubleshooting for an electric water heater, make sure you turn off the power. Combination of water and electricity can be fatal. You can do this by turning off the electricity supply to the heater unit immediately.

Step 3: Gas Hot Water System? Make Safety Top Priority and Turn off the Gas Supply

If you have a gas hot water system installed, you will need to turn off the gas supply to the unit.

Step 4: Turn off the Water Supply

If the issue you’re facing is a leaking tank or leaking pipes to the hot water system, we recommend turning off the mains water and call for emergency plumbing help.

Step 5: Check the Warranty

New-age Hot Water Systems are usually covered by a 10-year warranty. Should your hot water system fail, determine the age of your Hot Water System by locating the manufacturing plate on the tank and check the manufacture date.

Step 6: Call your Trusted Adelaide Hot Water Plumber for Repairs

Most plumbing Adelaide businesses offer 24×7 emergency hot water system repair services to customers. As we know, hot water system troubles can strike any time of the day or night, on a weekend or a public holiday and that is why we work around the clock, 7 days a week. We hope you have a trusted plumber Adelaide on speed dial for such emergency situations. Once on-site, the hot water plumber will assess if your unit can be repaired or whether a complete replacement will better suit your needs.

 NEED HELP WITH YOUR ADELAIDE HOT WATER SYSTEM?

At Anytime Plumbing Adelaide we have in-depth knowledge and experience of dealing with all makes and models of hot water systems. Call us today to discuss your hot water system servicing, repair or replacement needs. We look forward to working with you.

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