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Emergencies that Can Demand a Hot Water System Replacement

January 14, 2021

Who does not like hot water showers? As much as they are soothing, they are also susceptible to interruption because of some unwarranted situations and emergencies. These emergencies, like a broken gas hot water system in Melbourne, are easy to identify and fix at an early stage.

Here is a Pinnacle Plumbing list that should help you identify hot water emergencies in the future.

  1. Leaking tanks

If your water tank has leakage, get professional help and fix it. When you notice a leak, to prevent further damage to your system and water wastage, you should turn the water tap or cock off. You can shut the valve that is carrying the water to your tap. You must also turn the electricity or gas off, depending on what kind of system you have.

  1. Lack of heating

Your system works perfectly well but if there is a problem with the supply of gas, hence, your water does not get heated. When you notice an issue with the gas supply, check other connections of gas like in the kitchen. If you do not have gas supply there either, contact your local gas provider or agency and get it fixed.

In case your hot water system runs on electricity, there could be some wire or circuit shortage, or issues like mismatched wires and broken circuits. For that, you will have to contact your electrician.

  1. Water blockage in the hot water tap

If your tank is leaking, you know what to do. But if the water flow stops completely, you can check your main water supply. There is a possibility of some damage to the pipes. To make sure that the water flow is not hindered, contact a plumbing expert like Pinnacle Plumbing. We are equipped to help with all your clog and block issues.

  1. Water leakage from different valves

It is common that different valves can have minor leakages. Those can be caused because of the pores in the material as well as the pressure of the water. But if the water flow is consistent, other factors should be checked. There could be some obstacle that is obstructing the flow. But if it does not get cleared even after trying some solutions a few times, turn off the main valve and call the plumber.

  1. Broken solar panels or system

A part or two of the solar panels or system may be damaged, which leads to an obstruction in the hot water flow. Usually, the damage is mainly to the solar panels or the connecting tubes. If the tubes are damaged and need to be replaced, it is easy and cost-effective. The panels, on the contrary, are more expensive since the whole panel must be replaced even for minor damages. This might warrant a complete or part hot water system replacement.

  1. Noises from the gas hot water system

Strange noises can come from your system for various reasons. In most cases, it is due to sediment build-up. You can fix it by cleaning the tank. But you would need to call a plumber for further repairs to be done.

To know more about an emergency related to a gas hot water system or for hot water system replacement in Melbourne, visit Pinnacle Plumbing. Our experts are here to help.


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