Autumn is in the air in the South West. While the days may still be warm and sunny, the temperature is dropping overnight and early mornings. Water is a resource most of us take for granted and hot water a luxury most homes and businesses can’t do without. As the weather continues to cool down, starting the day with a cold shower is not the ideal way to begin the day.
To ensure your hot water system is in good working order, it’s important to have it inspected and repaired regularly. How do you know it’s time to have your hot water system inspected and repaired? Read on to learn a few signs including:
- Your hot water doesn’t stay hot
- Unusual noises coming from your hot water system
- Water leaking or pooling below or near your hot water system
Your hot water doesn’t stay hot
For many households, the first noticeable sign the hot water system needs repairing is your hot water doesn’t stay hot or is only lukewarm (or worse still cold!) Whether your hot water system is solar, electric or gas, they function in the same way in as they heat water, minerals separate and over time cause residue to build-up. The more residue, the harder your hot water system must work to keep your hot water at the right temperature.
Unusual noises coming from your hot water system
Have you noticed strange noises coming from your hot water system? Turning on your hot water tap to be greeted by out of the ordinary noises are a warning sign your hot water system needs inspecting. Don’t dismiss these out of the ordinary noises as if left, they can result in further damage needing more extensive repairs.
Water leaking or pooling below or near your hot water system
To regulate pressure in the water tank, ensuring it doesn’t over pressurise, hot water systems can release a small amount of water. This is normally more evident on hot days. However, if your hot water system releases more than the occasional drip or there is water leaking or pooling below or near your hot water system, this is a warning sign it needs repairing. If not repaired, a snowball effect can occur, residue can continue to build, resulting in corrosion, resulting in small cracks to appear, resulting in water leaking from your hot water system.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your Bunbury and South West hot water specialist
The team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas know the hot water industry like the back of our hands, with the correct knowledge and experience to help you find the right unit based on your home, family size and lifestyle.
With over 35 years’ experience, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your trusted and reliable professionals, servicing Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough and surrounding areas. Having your hot water system regularly inspected and maintained can help prevent replacing your hot water system ahead of time.
Contact the team today in Bunbury on 9791 1608 or Busselton/Dunsborough on 9759 1317.