You never fully understand your reliance on a hot water system until it breaks down and you home in Adelaide has no hot water. In the middle of winter there is nothing worse than having to endure a cold shower. In fact, I think I’d rather stink then submerge myself in a freezing ice shower.
If your hot water system has been troubling you and you think it’s on the brink of replacement, perform your own investigation. By following the six steps below, you will be able to determine whether your hot water system needs to be replaced.
The first step to determining whether your hot water system needs to be replaced is feeling the water. Unfortunately, most of us don’t set out to find out this problem; we are usually confronted head on by it. Often it involves stepping into what you thought was a steaming hot shower on a winter’s morning to be greeted with freezing cold water. If you’re lucky, it might just be testing the water with your hand and it’s just not heating up. Either way, this is a sign you need your hot water system replaced.
Another good idea is timing how long your hot water supply lasts. If you have fond memories of taking long, relaxing, hot showers for 40 minutes and now am lucky to have a 5 minute shower before your blasted with cold water, chances are a replace is necessary.
It’s important to inspect your hot water tank to see if there are any signs of damage. Often one telltale sign is puddles surrounding your tank. If you look closely, you may even be able to see water gushing out of the tank. Either of these signs suggest a leak, which indicate your tank needs to be repaired as soon as possible.
If you still can’t find the problem make sure you check out your fittings and plumbing connections. If there is a small leak present, you will notice corrosion, water or sludge. Any of these types of signs will ensure
Have you noticed that your hot water system is making weird clanging noises? It could even sound like its making a popping noise. In the instance where any weird sounds are coming from your hot water system it may indicate a mechanical problem. It’s important to be proactive and have the problem check by a plumber before your hot water stops working all together.
It’s important to keep an eye on your hot water tank’s age. Just like our own birthdays, it’s likely those of your water tank’s will creep up without you notice. With most hot water systems having 5 to 10 year warranties, it’s important to pay close attention to them when they begin reaching this age. Once the tank has exceeded the warranty, it usually seems to of course break down.
If you have determined that your hot water system needs to be replace it’s time to call a specialist. The team at Premier Gas will replace your hot water system in no time in Adelaide, ensuring your home is functioning as its best capacity. To return your home to its normal functioning, contact the hot water system in Adelaide.