Hot Water System Repair
Hot water system repair
Are you looking for how water system repair services in Brisbane? Evermore Plumbing and Gas is here to help. We troubleshoot and repair hot water systems. Additionally, we help our clients to maintain their systems to avoid costly repairs or replacements. Hot water systems need constant maintenance and repairs to operate efficiently. In this article, we will look at signs that you need to call a technician and maintain your hot water system.
Signs that you need to seek professional assistance
No Hot Water
One of the most common signs that your hot water system needs repair is when water ceases to be hot. It could either be a tripped switch or a replaceable failed heating element. If you are using a gas-powered hot water system, a flame sensor could be the issue. For example, the sensor can be covered in soot and then falsely detect the flame. This makes the system shut down. Alternatively, it could be due to a defective pilot hood or thermostat in gas hot water systems. All defects caused by flame sensor, igniter, and pilot hood mean the whole pilot assembly needs to be replaced since it comes as a set.
You can check a few things before calling for professional help. First, check whether the hot water fuse box is functioning correctly. Next, you can check whether the power is turned on and the power cord is connected properly. If you are using a gas system, you can check if you still have any gas left. You can call a plumber once you confirm there are no issues and the system still produces cold water.
Unusual Loud Noises
If you hear unusual loud noises in your system, especially the hot water tank, it could indicate sediment build-up. Your power vent mentor may not be spinning or has started to self-distract.
Water is not hot enough
Sometimes you may feel that the water is too hot or lower than usual. The first thing you need to do is check the temperature settings for any changes. You can adjust the thermostat to set temperatures. However, sometimes issues are usually caused by a damaged gas valve. The same problem is also common in electric water heaters due to a damaged thermostat.
Hot water discoloration
The pipe should always produce clean and clear water. If you notice a change of color or discoloration, that’s an indication of rust in your hot water system. The whole tank may be corroded; hence it has to be replaced.
Leaking Hot water
If you find water puddles on the tank or water heater, that’s a strong indication of a leak. A damaged pressure valve can cause this. The whole tank should be replaced if the leak is associated with the inner tank. Sometimes is normal to have some amount of water during the heating cycle from the temperature relief valve. But if you notice a lot of water coming out through this point, you will need to seek professional help.
Your system needs repair if no water, whether hot or cold, is coming from the tap. But first, check to see whether the valve is turned on in the main meter. If only one water fixture is affected, check turn on the isolation valve.
Maintenance tips to avoid costly repairs
Drain sediments for the heater tank
Sediments collected overtime at the bottom of your water heater tank affect its efficiency. This can lead to a surge in electrical bills. Besides, it shortens the life of your hot water system. Open the drain valve and let water flow out until it becomes clear. Two or three gallons are enough to drain sediments.
Another easy maintenance tip to extend the life of your hot water system is lowering the temperature. Water will reach a low temperature fast, which prevents your hot water system from overworking. This leads to an extended lifespan as well as saving electricity or gas. Besides, less temperature reduces accidental burns chances.
Check the anode rod
Large hot water systems usually feature an anti-corrosion anode. It attracts impurities and rust in the water. This helps to prevent the tank from rusting. But due to high corrosion activity, the anode rod itself corrodes after a few years.
You need to check your anode in 2-3 years to determine whether the magnesium layer has rusted away. Alternatively, you can check if there is a visible inner steel core part or more than 6 inches or there are visible whitish calcium sediments. . You need to replace the rod if these conditions are met.
Check the pressure release valve
You need to check the pressure release valve at least once a year. It’s easy to do this, just release the pressure a few times. If the relief valve is leaking, then there might be an issue. The valve needs to be replaced.
Monitor the plug
Electrical shorts can damage your hot water system. Low capacity wiring and power fluctuations might cause the socket to spark. You can easily identify this by checking burn marks on the plug. You need to get a high-quality MCB switch to solve this issue.
Evermore Plumbing and Gas Company is your number one stop for all your plumbing woes in Brisbane. We have worked and satisfied many clients in Brisbane and its surroundings. Our work is to make your hot water system as efficient as possible and extend its lifespan. Call us today on 0450 355 331, and we will fix your hot water system the same day or the next day.