4 Tips To Maintain Your Hot Water System
There are several different types of hot water systems seen by Brisbane plumbers including, gas, electric, solar-powered and heat pump systems. The required care and maintenance vary between each system. Maintaining your system will ensure it is working properly at all times.
The Brisbane Plumbers are experienced in all plumbing and gas fitting needs. We have knowledge in each of these hot water systems to be able to meet your hot water needs. To maintain your hot water system there are a few actions that we Brisbane plumbers would recommend.
Drain your hot water system
If your water heater has a tank, that tank should be drained every couple of months by yourself or professional Brisbane plumbers. Draining your hot water tank will clear all debris and sediments that build up with normal use. By cleaning the debris and sediment regularly your pipes will be less likely to get blocked from excess build up. This will lower future plumbing problems that you need Brisbane plumbers to handle.
To drain your hot water tank:
- Drain about a quarter of the tank
- Slightly open the pressure relief valve
- Connect a hose and allow water to clean the sediments
For tankless hot water systems, Brisbane plumbers would recommend running water over the exterior to remove debris. This limits the chance of debris solidifying which may damage the material of your unit.
Checking the pressure valve
Pressure valves are a safety precaution in case your tank over pressurises. Because pressure valves are a safety precaution it is a good idea for yourself or The Brisbane Plumbers to check your pressure valves. Pressure valves can freeze over time, so occasionally turning the knob will help mitigate freezing. If in this process you notice that the valve is too loose make sure to tighten it a little. This will help keep your pressure intact.
Turn off your hot water system before long trips
Before leaving town for a holiday or other trip, make sure to turn off your hot water system. Brisbane plumbers use this tip to increase the lifespan of your hot water system and also lower your electricity and gas bill. When you are turning off your hot water system also switch off your plumbing. This will help you avoid plumbing problems such as flooding, leakages and burst pipes.
Check the hot water unit for cracks and leaks
Every couple of months check around your hot water system for cracks and leaks. If you believe there is a crack or leak contact The Brisbane Plumbers. They can do a thorough search of not so obvious leak locations. Unusual noises are another sign that something could be wrong with your hot water system.
An easy way to tell if there is a hidden leak or defect in your water heater tank is to monitor your water bill. If your water bill increases significantly at the same time you notice a problem with your plumbing such as low pressure or no hot water, call The Brisbane Plumbers.
DO YOU NEED A BRISBANE PLUMBER?
If you are currently experiencing issues with your Brisbane hot water system, you should consider getting professionals to handle your hot water problems. Seeking the help of a licensed Brisbane plumber will lessen the possibility of damage, and lower the chance of future hot water issues.
Hot water system problems are all in a days work for The Brisbane Plumbers. Hot Water System installation, maintenance and repair are some of the most common things we do. If you have any problems or concerns about your hot water system, call The Brisbane Plumbers today. We are Brisbane’s leading emergency plumbers. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, any day of the year. We also have a 60 minutes response time guarantee. Call now on 0450 932 850.