Need urgent hot water repairs in Melbourne? Give us a call.
Hot water straight out of the tap and shower heads is one of the often taken-for-granted conveniences of the modern world. You never really think about how special it really is until you don’t have it… in the middle of winter. We have difficulty recovering from the delay of hot water not coming out of the shower in the morning, and from the physical shock of bathing in cold water. It is the kind of thing you shouldn’t even wish upon your worst enemy.
Hot water plumbing repairs, Melbourne plumbers say, are easy to complete since they already know the usual causes of water heater breakdowns or malfunctions. All property owners really have to do is call them ASAP to prevent the issues for worsening and to restore the proper working condition of the heater (and the normal lives of homeowners).
Common Hot Water Repair Issues
Rounded up below are the most common water heater issues that our Melbourne plumbers get called for.
- Build-up of sediments within the water heating system. Water, especially in rural locations, tends to contain minerals and these accumulate in water heaters over time. The problem with this is that it doesn’t only prevent enough water from coming out of taps and showerheads, but the build-up can damage the components of the heater as well. It’s important to remove the sediments to enjoy a generous flow of heated water and extend the functional lifespan of the heater. Plumbers will flush the system out thoroughly to get rid of the build-up and they will also inspect the heater to see the extent of the damage the build-up has caused.
- Leaks are another issue. These waste good quality hot water and run high costs for the household.
- A broken water heater dip tube. The dip tube is a vital component of hot water tanks and if there’s something wrong with it, the amount of hot water your household gets to use will be affected by it.
- Broken water heater pressure relief mains. This basically means that if there’s great pressure within the water heating system, the main releases. This can get messy for your home because the pressure will push water out of the mains and hot water will spray out. This requires immediate attention because not only can this lead to serious damages for the heater, but it can also damage your home and even trigger the growth of harmful moulds.