Just give our hot water systems plumbing specialists Sydney a call and we’ll handle everything to improve your family’s comfort from identifying the cause of your heater problem and advise you on the best resolution from repairing or replacing your gas, electric or tankless hot water system, choosing the right model, efficient and cost-effective installation, follow-up support and maintenance giving you an honest upfront pricing no surprises. We also offer FREE no obligation quotes.
At the forefront of our customers’ minds is the question, “Is this something that can be fixed, or do I need to buy a new one?” Most water heater problems are easy to diagnose. There are many components to a gas, electric or tankless water heater that may require adjustment to restore hot water to your home.
Sometimes simple plumbing maintenance, such as flushing your water heater, will resolve the issue.
Flushing your hot water system usually involves draining the water from your tank and then running water through the system to flush out sediments and minerals. Often, flushing the tank does the trick.
A hot water tank will usually last about 6 – 10 years before it decides to rupture or leak. The main cause is that the cylinder walls have corroded from rust.
Ask us about rust protection by replacing the sacrificial anode. They can also rupture due to a faulty safety valve. We can check your valve FREE of charge.
Every Enamel (glass) lined mains pressure hot water tank is fitted with either one or two Sacrificial Anodes, which protect the tank from corrosion.
Unfortunately sacrificial anodes do not last much longer than the standard warranty period of the tank, which is 5 years. We recommend that they are checked and replaced every 3-4 years to ensure the maximum life of your tank. In addition we recommend that your tank should be drained and flushed every 5 years.
The Anode is “sacrificial”, meaning that it is a softer alloy than the cylinder and all corrosion will occur at the Anode and not your cylinder.
Seven Very Good Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Anode And Taper Valve Every 3-5 Years.
When you need help with your home or business’s hot water…
call Disaster Blaster Plumbing on 1300 700 944 or 0415 411 393 (24 / 7).
Conventional hot water heaters have an average lifespan of about 10 years. If your system is reaching that age, it may be time to think about replacing it with a newer, more energy-efficient model.
The types of issues that your hot water system may have will depend on the type that you have.
If your tank has sprung a leak you will need to turn off the water pressure quickly to prevent water damage to your property.
The main shut off valve for your hot water tank is usually found at the bottom left or right side of your Tank.
It will either be a black round knob or a tap handle similar to your garden tap handle. To turn this valve off simply turn it in a clockwise direction until the water stops flowing. Next release any pressure remaining in the tank by activating the Safety Valve located near the top side of your tank.
The Preventative Annual Maintenance is very crucial to the health and life of your hot water system keeping it working at its best!
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