How to repair a hot water system

Hot water system on the blink?

Something seem not quite right with your tank? There are a number of potential problems that could have popped up with your system – no matter what type it is, or how long you’ve had it. We’re heading into the colder months of the year, so it’s important that you get to the bottom of it so that you and your family are kept warm during the winter.

Hot water systems can be complicated, and it’s often difficult to figure out what exactly has gone wrong – whether you just need a simple part replaced or looked at, or if it’s time to get a whole new tank. That’s when it’s time to get the professionals in to have a look. At Tap Doctors WA Plumbing & Gas we service, repair and install gas, electric and solar hot water systems.

Signs your system needs help

There are a few clear signs that may present themselves and let you know that your hot water system needs a repair or to be replaced. The age of your system can be a factor: hot water heaters only last for around ten years, and need to be checked every two years to ensure certain elements are still in good nick. You may be able to figure out the age of your system by checking the serial number or date sticker on the tank, or fish out the initial receipt.

Strange noises and grumbles are other signs to take notice of – the odd groan or banging sound shouldn’t be ignored! Over time, sediment can build up on the bottom of your gas or electric water tank which can cause odd noises and lead to a decline in your system. It usually means that your hot water tank is nearing the end of its life, as it will need to use more energy to keep heating, and may cause cracks in the tank.

Leaks and cracks can also occur as your hot water system ages, and it’s important to take these seriously. If you notice moisture around the tank itself or a visible crack, it’s time to call in a professional and get your system replaced.

Each of these problems are unfortunately normal and likely to happen at some point to all hot water heater owners in Perth. If you identify any of these key signs – or something else that doesn’t look or sound quite right – it’s vital that you call in professional tradespeople to take a look at your system.

It’s very important that you get an expert to restore your hot water system because you can potentially really hurt yourself and others, that’s where Tap Doctor WA is here to help! Don’t wait until winter for your hot water system to break down!

Get on top of it now and call our experienced and qualified repairers at Top Doctor WA Plumbing & Gas for a hot water system service. And if you need us urgently: don’t worry, we’re available 24/7! Give us a ring now on 1300 130 827, or take a look at what we can help you with.

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