What The Client Was After
An emergency call was received on a Sunday evening from a tenant reporting a heavy leak from their hot water unit. The owner of the unit was unsure of how to handle the situation, but our emergency plumber Sam was able to quickly assess and fix the problem, preventing further damage to the property. The prompt response and effective solution provided by Sam ensured the tenant’s hot water needs were met and the owner’s property was protected.
What Work Was Completed
We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to hot water emergencies, that’s why we made sure to arrive on-site with a new heater within an hour of the call. Our expert plumber Sam quickly removed the old heater and installed the new one complete with temperature control features and new valves, ensuring that the hot water was running smoothly and safely in no time.
Signs It’s Time to Install a New Hot Water System
Water Leaks or drips from the system
One of the most obvious signs that it’s time to install a new hot water system is if you are experiencing leaks or drips from the system. These leaks can not only be costly in terms of wasted water, but they can also lead to damage to your home or property. If you notice any leaks or drips, it’s important to have your hot water system checked by a professional plumber as soon as possible.
Rust coloured water
Another sign that it’s time to install a new hot water system is if the water coming out of your faucets is rust-coloured. This can be a sign of corrosion or rust in your hot water system, which can lead to damage and leaks. If you notice rust-coloured water, it’s important to have your hot water system inspected by a professional plumber.
Lack of hot water or uneven heating
If you are experiencing a lack of hot water or uneven heating, it’s likely that your hot water system is not functioning properly. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including a malfunctioning thermostat, a faulty heating element, or a clogged burner. If you notice a lack of hot water or uneven heating, it’s important to have your hot water system inspected by a professional plumber.
Loud or unusual noises
If you are hearing loud or unusual noises coming from your hot water system, it’s likely that something is wrong. These noises can be caused by a variety of issues, including a build-up of sediment in the tank, a malfunctioning pump, or a damaged heating element. If you notice loud or unusual noises, it’s important to have your hot water system inspected by a professional plumber.
Age of the current system (over 10-15 years)
The age of your hot water system is also an important factor to consider when deciding whether or not to install a new system. Most hot water systems will last between 10-15 years, but after this point, they can become less efficient and more prone to breaking down. If your hot water system is older than 10-15 years, it’s worth considering a hot water system replacement.
Increase in energy bills
Another sign that it’s time to install a new hot water system is if you have noticed an increase in your energy bills. This can be a sign that your hot water system is becoming less efficient, and that it may be time to replace it with a newer, more energy-efficient model.
If you find yourself having to frequently repair your hot water system, it may be more cost-effective to replace the system instead of continuing to pay for repairs. Frequent repairs can indicate that the system is nearing the end of its lifespan and that a replacement may be necessary.
The End Result
The tenant’s hot water emergency was resolved quickly and efficiently, with the hot water up and running within 2 hours of the initial phone call. The tenant was pleased to have their hot water back in working order and the owner was relieved that the issue was resolved in a timely manner. Additionally, the Plumbwell Plumbing team had the pleasure of working in a beautiful location, making the overall experience a positive one for all parties involved. The emergency call was handled with the utmost urgency, professionalism and care to ensure that the tenant’s hot water needs were met and the owner’s property was protected.
Where The Job Was Completed
The job was completed at Francis St, Bondi NSW 2026.
Who Worked On The Job
Sam Pearson – Owner & Director.
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