Your home’s hot water system is one of the most relied-on parts of your plumbing system and probably your most expensive appliance. Every homeowner wishes to install a hot water unit that can provide hot water continuously and for sufficient time, every day. Nothing is worse than waking up to a cold shower! It’s even more frustrating to realise that your hot water system is broken, and you need to shell out for a brand new one including hot water installation. This can cause a lot of unnecessary stress especially during winter or colder seasons. Here at Hot Water Brisbane we can help you in such times of need, including emergency hot water servicing and repair services!
Hot Water System Repairs Brisbane Wide
We pride ourselves as one of the best hot water repairs service providers in South-East Queensland when it comes to emergency hot water service. We don’t just do new installations, but we also provide hot water repairs and replacement services for existing hot water systems. Having been operating in the industry for more than a decade, we have gained vast experience in hot water emergencies, and we can fix any model of hot water system be it gas hot water systems, electric, solar hot water system or heat pumps powered hot water systems. Our team of highly trained expert plumbers is just a phone call and a quick drive away from your home, at any time of day. Our licensed gas fitters are also available for gas fitting and gas heating maintenance services. Some things to consider about your hot water systems repair services include:
- Where can I find hot water system plumbing services or emergency service?
- Is there a licensed plumbing services company or gas fitter near me for gas hot water repairs?
- How long to fix my gas/electric hot water systems, especially for emergency hot water service?
- Do we need a repairing hot water service from hot water experts? Or to replace, or supply and install a hot water system?
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It’s important for homeowners to know that not every hot water system problem may require a plumber. Some of the problems are simple, and you can fix them on your own. A hire shop offering equipment hire in Brisbane will likely stock any speciality tools you may need to fix the problem without having to outlay the cost of buying tools.
In this article, we have rounded up some of the main problems of hot water systems common to the residents of Brisbane and its environs, whether they are gas or electric hot water system, or heat pumps. Here are the main hot water systems problems and how they can possibly be fixed:
Is the water coming from your hot water system too hot or ice cold? These are two temperature extremes that make it impossible to have an enjoyable shower. Luckily this is usually a problem that you can fix yourself. It is important to note that temperature is controlled by a thermostat and this is usually the cause of this issue. Check the thermostat settings and adjust the unit. For the purpose of unit efficiency, it is important to have the temperature set to around 65 degrees Celsius. If the hot temperatures do not change, maybe the thermostat is faulty and may need a replacement.
If the water coming from the tank does not heat up after adjusting the thermostat, maybe the heating element is broken (if you are using an electric hot water system). For the natural gas hot water system, you need to check the gas thermocouple. These are components that you can replace on your own to replenish your hot water supply, but you can give us a call if you need help.
This is one of the biggest problems with most of the hot water systems in Brisbane. The bangs, whines, creaks and knocks coming from the inside of the tank can sometimes be unbearable. These noises usually come from sediments being burnt by the heating element. The most effective way to deal with noise problem is flushing the tank and does it regularly to reduce the chances if the sediment is building up. If after flushing the hot water tank you can still hear the noises, the problem may be the heating element that is slowly burning out. In such cases, then you should replace the element. If the task is too much for you and your family needs, call the team at HWB and we will be happy to help you out, customer satisfaction guaranteed.
Water Leaks From The Top
This problem is common to both the electric hot water and gas hot water systems. It’s also very hazardous with electric hot water systems since it can lead to electrical shorts and additional damages to hot water systems. The problem is usually caused by either the cold or hot inlet/outlet pipes being loose. A loosely connected temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve or hot water inlet valve could also be leaking. If you have the right tools, you can fix this fault on your own. If not, call us at HWB to have it fixed and protect your unit from additional damages.
Low Hot Water Pressure
Many Brisbane residents having a problem with low hot water pressure is usually caused by small sizes of the pipes in their plumbing system and add-ons. Most of them are supplied with a half inch diameter galvanised piping system, and this denies them the necessary water pressure. The solution to this is installing a 3/4 –inch piping to allow for more hot water to flow into the house. Sometimes size could be okay, but sediment, rust and calcium deposits inside your plumbing system block the flow of the hot water. If you have this problem get in touch with us and we will work out the cause and restore adequate hot water pressure to your home.
Water Leaks From The Bottom
This is a common problem with electric hot water and gas hot water system. For an electric water heater, the water leak is mainly caused by condensation, temperature and pressure valves being opened to release excess pressure in the hot water tank, or there is a leaking electric heating element gasket. Similar causes including a leak or loose drain valve affect the gas hot water system.
Hot Water System Replacement
At some point, hot water systems will need replacement. It will reach a point where repairs cannot save it. But how do you tell when it is time for a hot water replacement unit? Here are things you need to consider when considering an upgrade to a new hot water system.
Heat Pump Hot Water Systems
Have you considered installing heat pumps for your hot water? If you’re wondering about heat pump hot water system prices, the cost savings you receive from using outdoor heat will help pay for your hot water system over the next few years. With a far greater efficiency and energy savings in comparison to traditional hot water systems, a heat pump hot water system is gaining in popularity with Brisbane residents. Top brands such as Bosch, Rinnai and Rheem all carry heat pump hot water systems. Enquire with Hot Water Brisbane for a cost and installation estimate.
Usage and Water Quality
If you’ve a growing family, your hot water system slowly becomes overloaded, and this might reduce its lifespan. You will need to replace it with a larger unit with the capacity to supply your household. If you are living in an area with hard water, this quality of water will reduce the hot water system lifespan due to clogging and mineral build-up inside the tank. If you have been experiencing trouble with your hot water systems because of any of the above, it’s time to replace it.
How long have you been using the hot water system? Most hot water systems have an estimated useful life of 8-12 years. So, it’s already 10 years and above, and it cannot heat water consistently, it’s creaking or knocking, it may be screaming for replacement. Hot water system repairs will do very little to keep it running, and if it does, the efficiency may be quite low.
Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy fix for a leaking hot water tank. The only solution is to have the hot water system replaced to reduce flooding damage.
These are some of the main hot water systems repair and replacement services that we provide to the residents of Brisbane and the surrounds. Most of the outlined problems are simple, and homeowners can fix them on their own. But where technicality and skills are required such as hot water installation of a replacement unit, we are always ready to help you out. We have the expertise and experience that’s needed to get the job done right and to a high quality standard. Call HWB, and find out how we can help you today!