When we think of hot water most of us think about hot showers or a long relaxing soak in the bath, but in the new era of coronavirus running hot water means a lot more than comfort and convenience. Hot water is vital for good hygiene. More than ever it’s important that your hot water system is well maintained and any issues are identified early.
To maintain your hot water system in good working order, you need to know (in theory at least) how it works. In most homes, the hot water service is hidden in a cupboard or outside the building somewhere near the bathroom or laundry. Your hot water service may be an electric or gas tank-style water heater or electric tankless water heater. When you turn on the hot tap, hot water is pumped from the hot water heater through your home’s hot water supply pipes. Some washing machines have their own internal water heaters. Along with tankless water heaters, these require regular checks and servicing along with other heating and cooling systems.
The challenge with a hot water system is 1. remembering to keep an eye on it and 2. knowing how to recognise the problem signs before it’s too late. Here are some of the warning signs that your water heater is beginning to fail:
More than ever we are dependent upon hot water for our health and safety. While health authorities advise that regular hand washing with soap in cold water is adequate to protect against viruses, as a general rule warm water is better. When wiping down surfaces, washing dishes and washing clothes, hotter water is a must. Most dishwashers and washing machines (hot cycle) run at temperatures over above 60°C which dissolves detergent and grease, and effectively kills most viruses. According to scientists, temperatures around 70°C will kill the new coronavirus, depending on the amount of virus present and the type of surface that it’s on. Read our COVID-19 policy
Remember, prevention is better than cure. Property owners should call professional master plumbers in Melbourne now to prevent issues from worsening and restore the proper working condition of your hot water system. We guarantee to provide all our clients with quality hot water repair services. Don’t jeopardise your family’s health by waiting until disaster strikes.