A functional hot water system is essential for any home. Thankfully, modern examples are highly reliable, safeguarded with long-lasting warranties. Nevertheless, there’s always the possibility that you’ll run into problems. Hot water system breaking down is huge inconvenience that seriously affects quality of life.
We install, repair and service all kinds of “hot water systems in Sydney” and surrounding areas. Our extensive experience means we fix electric, gas and solar units, only working with the most trusted hot water system suppliers, and using the finest replacement parts.
Common Hot Water Plumbing Sydney Repair Issues
There’s various problems you can face with your hot water system, but the most common issues we fix are:
- No Hot Water: if there’s absolutely no heat, there is probably an electrical issue. We will check your pilot light, circuit breaker, element and temperature cut-off switch. There may even be a leak in the tank, which has the potential to cause serious damage.
- Insufficient Hot Water: running out of hot water is incredibly frustrating, so you should check your element and thermostat to ensure the system is running optimally. If your system is tankless (continuous flow), it may be that you don’t have enough power to match your consumption.
- Poor Flow Rate: low pressure is just as frustrating as low temperature. If your cold water pressure is fine, you’ll need to contact a local Sydney plumber flush the hot water system, as sediment will have corroded the unit and restricted flow. Alternatively, it may be that your system was wrongly installed, with mismatched pipe diameters or excessive pipework bends.
- Dirty/Smelly Water: discoloured water can indicate sediment build-up. On units nearing the end of their life cycle, it may suggest serious internal corrosion. However, the damage could be limited to the pipes. Flushing the system and/or inspecting your fixings should be the first actions taken.
If you suddenly find yourself in hot water (or not!), our expert technicians are ready to assist you. We even offer emergency hot water repair services in Sydney, available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.
When to Service a Hot Water System
Proper maintenance of your hot water system can prevent serious issues arising, so its vital homeowners have all components serviced regularly. How often you should have your system professionally inspected depends on the type and age of the unit.
Generally speaking, we’d recommend an annual service in order to prevent any major hiccups. Of course, if you notice any unusual behaviour, including strange noises, it’s best to contact us for some friendly advice. Replacement parts should be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, but we can discuss this further with you on the phone or via email.
It’s especially important to keep an eye on your sacrificial anode, a metal rod that attracts and corrodes rouge particles that can damage other component. In doing so, the rod is also corroded, meaning it must be replaced periodically. You should inspect the sacrificial anode at least once per year, more so in hard water areas. Failure to replace this critical part will drastically reduce the longevity of the entire system.
As your local plumbing specialists, we pride ourselves on convenient and cost-effective hot water system servicing. By having your unit regularly checked, a better rate of efficiency is retained and you potentially save money on running costs! Arrange an appointment today for instant peace of mind. We offer hot water installation, repairs and servicing for thousands across Sydney and neighboring regions.