Just imagine. You wake up and head for a shower.
There’s a burst of ice-cold water that hits you, leaving you in shivers. Agony takes over. This is what happens when your hot water system malfunctions.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Depreciation and repairs are inevitable for any electrical appliance.
Hot water systems are no different.
There are many problems associated with water heaters. The most common ones include heat loss, leakage, and insufficient hot water. However, we can avoid these issues with a few preventive measures.
- Read the manual
When you install a hot water system, always go through the manual in detail. Follow the instructions to a tee to avoid trivial problems. Check if the plumber has installed the heater correctly. Keep the warranty documents intact. When in doubt, always refer the manual for better understanding.
- Flush it out
This is a crucial step in ensuring a continuous flow of clean hot water. Flush out your water heater tank on a regular basis. It removes sediments and other unwanted particles. If you leave it unattended, the colour of the water starts changing. It will soon become rust-coloured, have flaky particles or emit a foul smell. Draining out your water tank will spare you of this situation. There’s a different procedure for every tank. Make sure you go through the instructions before flushing it out. The frequency depends on the type of water in your household. Hard water requires more attention, so flush it out more frequently.
- Use judiciously
Water is a valuable resource, don’t waste it. It’s important to use water sensibly. If you use hot water unnecessarily, it will increase electricity bills. Use cold water for washing machines, dishwashers or for your lawn. Also, avoid long showers. If there are too many members in a household, schedule your showers accordingly.
- Annual maintenance
This is where a professional steps in. It’s important to call in a plumber at least once a year for inspection and maintenance purpose. They will check the working condition of the heater and get it fixed before the issue goes out of hand. They will also look for any leaks or pressure problems. Gas line leaks or plumbing pipe leaks can be hazardous. By paying a reasonable amount for maintenance, you can save many a dollar in repairs.
- Get an upgrade
Don’t use a water heater beyond its expiry date. You will end up shelling out more on repairs. Instead, it’s wiser to invest in a new heating system or upgrade your existing one. This will make it more efficient and will ensure the incessant supply of hot water in your household. If the number of members in your family has increased, upgrade to a large unit to meet the ‘peak hour’ demand.
These simple measures can save you from breaking the bank. Don’t leave it until it’s too late.
At Capital Plumbing, we have over 19 years of experience in the industry. Our team consists of licensed and thoroughly trained emergency plumbers Gold Coast who are more than willing and capable of helping you find the right solution to your problem.
We’re available 24/7 and pride ourselves on offering reliable services carried out with the utmost respect. Our plumbing experts always arrive time and make sure your home is clean before leaving.
Contact us at Capital Plumbing today so we can assist you on (07) 5315 8073