Hot water heaters are one of modern life’s quiet achievers. They work away in the background, providing hot water for your showers, baths and washing, rarely receiving a second thought until that fateful day when – suddenly – the hot water stops. It’s on that fateful day, which must come for all hot water systems, we all develop a new appreciation for the quiet, behind-the-scenes work of the hot water heater.
There are a variety of reasons for your hot water heater failing and the cause can depend on the type of heater you have. With a gas hot water heater, the first problem to eliminate is that the pilot light has gone out. If the pilot is out, simply relight it following the instructions on the heater tank. If, after half a dozen attempts, the pilot light won’t catch, then you might have a problem and it’s time to call in the plumber Geelong and district residents trust for hot water heater repairs – CallUs Plumbing & Roofing, experts in gas hot water heater repairs.
With electric hot water, the first port of call when it doesn’t work is to check your property’s circuit board and make sure the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. If the power to the hot water is off, flip it back to the on position. If the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped and you have no hot water, you can try resetting the water heater’s temperature cut-out. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to call in the electric hot water heater repair crew. Whatever you do, don’t try to fix the problem yourself. Geelong plumbers are experts in hot water systems installation, service and repairs and know how to carry out repair or replacement work safely and efficiently.
If you have hot water but not much of it, then there are a few probable causes to eliminate. One of the likely causes is sediment, particularly if you have a heater that’s been working for years and years. Popping and burping sounds from your hot water system are often signs of sediment build-up which forces the heater to overheat the water. Heaters generally have a flush valve which will flush the system but you need to be careful with this valve because using it too frequently or too aggressively can damage the valve and cause your heater to continually flush. It’s not common but it does happen and then you need to call in a Geelong plumber for hot water repairs.
Another cause of limited hot water is a broken thermostat. If this is the case, you need a plumber. You shouldn’t attempt to replace the thermostat yourself because hot water service repairs are a tricky business that require the attention of experts.
Leaking hot water systems will also have diminished hot water supply. One cause of leaks is a fault with the pressure relief valve causing the valve to remain open. Try opening the valve and then closing it again and see if the valve has stopped releasing water. If not, hot water heater repair is in order and you need professional help. You also need professional help if you discover the source of your leak is worn pipes,plumbing connections or maybe even the water tank itself.
As environmentally-friendly power sources become more and more popular, plumbers in Geelong are receiving a growing number of calls to work on solar systems. CallUs Plumbing & Roofing are experts in solar hot water system installation and repairs. If the sun’s shining and you’re without hot water then you need our expert help. When it comes to hot water systems and their plumbing, Geelong and district can confidently call on our services. For help with electric, gas and solar hot water heater installation, repairs and advice in Geelong, Werribee and the Surf Coast, contact CallUs Pluming & Roofing.