Your hot water system takes an immense workload in its lifetime and is truly an investment in comfort. Average daily use can lead to wear and tear. Some common hot water system problems that we have encountered include leaks, rusting, malfunctioning components, corrosion, faulty parts and more. Fixing these issues is the secret mantra to ensure your hot water system functions perfectly for years to come. To avoid any unexpected, unpleasant experiences, we highly recommend periodic maintenance checks by a licensed plumber. Here’s how you can check up on the health of your hot water system and save money in the long run:
- Deterioration of Anode Rods: One of the biggest issues with a malfunction or rusting hot water system is the deterioration of the anode rod. Anode rods are usually made of magnesium or aluminium and fit inside the water tank. Though age-related but common, anode rods deteriorate over time resulting in an inefficient and rusting hot water tank. If you have a hot water system that’s been around for a few years then it’s best to have the anode rod inspected and/or replaced once a year. Ask your local Adelaide hot water plumber about anode rod replacement.
- Eliminate Sediment Build-up: Over time a layer of sediment builds up at the bottom of the hot water tank impacting its efficiency and lifespan. This build-up can cause corrosion of protective lining within the tank and cause cold or lukewarm water issues. This is an easy problem to fix – regular maintenance and flushing the tank periodically can improve its efficiency and reduce further damage.
- Improper Size of Hot Water System: Having the right hot water system for your household or business needs is essential to its optimum use and longevity. The size of a unit varies depending on the hot water usage of the homeowner or business and if the tank is too small it may wear out sooner than expected. Hot water systems too small or too big will fail to work efficiently and may get damaged sooner than later. Make sure to buy a size that best fits your hot water needs, supplying you with comfortable hot water on demand. If your hot water system is neglected and maintenance is avoided for too long, that too can cause problems. Timely servicing and proper maintenance by an experienced hot water plumber is the key to a long-lasting unit. If you’re unsure about the condition of your hot water system or do not remember the last time you got it serviced, it’s time you get in touch with Horncastle Plumbing. We can have one of our professional plumbers inspect your hot water system thoroughly and ensure all minor or major issues are addressed efficiently. Our highly trained and licensed plumbers can provide expert repairs, installations and replacements of all brands and models of hot water systems across Adelaide and Adelaide Hills.
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Is it time for you to call in a hot water plumber? Call Horncastle Plumbing today – your local Adelaide plumbers for all things hot water and plumbing! For any Adelaide Gas Hot Water Systems, Adelaide Electric Hot Water Systems, Adelaide Solar Hot Water Systems or Heat Pump technology, trust Horncastle Plumbing to provide reliable and swift hot water repairs Adelaide. With our dependable same-day service, we offer fast response times giving you complete peace of mind that your problem will be addressed quickly, 24 hours of the day. We can service, repair, install and supply a wide range of hot water systems from Rheem, Dux, and Vulcan to any brand you require. Give us a call to discuss your hot water repair or replacement needs today and our expert hot water plumber will ensure you have all the right information to make an informed decision.