6 Signs That Indicate Your Hot Water System Is Malfunctioning

6 Signs That Indicate Your Hot Water System Is Malfunctioning

You do not want to run out of hot water. To avoid losing hot water, you need to proactively maintain your hot water system. With the help of a Brisbane plumber, your plumbing system will last for longer. If your hot water system starts malfunctioning, you will also have someone to call. This will allow you to enjoy hot water without running out. 

Here are the 6 signs that indicate your hot water system is malfunctioning. 

Water Colour

Is your hot water discoloured? If you see discoloured water when you turn on your hot water system, it may indicate a malfunction. Water that comes out of your system should be crystal clear. If your water is brown, murky or cloudy you should get it checked by a Brisbane plumber. They will be able to identify the problem, whether that is a rusty pipe, sewer problem or something wrong with your hot water system. If your hot water system is the cause of discoloured water, your Brisbane plumber will conduct a maintenance check to get the system running normally.  

Water Temperature

Are you constantly changing the thermostat on your hot water system? If so, there may be something wrong with your hot water system. Occasionally changing the thermostat is common as it helps you heat up or cool down your water. If you need to regularly change the thermostat on your hot water system is likely malfunctioning. This malfunction might indicate that your hot water system is about to stop working.

The most common causes of your hot water temperature going down are when the heating element is broken. If the heating element is broken you can generally get a Brisbane plumber to replace it. If this does not fix the problem, your hot water tank will need to be replaced. The Brisbane Plumbers are able to maintain or replace your hot water system if you live in the Brisbane region.

No Water

You may notice there is no hot water at all. Unlike low water temperature, changing your thermostat will not help when you have no hot water. One common cause of no hot water is a broken heating element. If your heating element is broken, replacing it will likely fix the problem. This is not always the case though. In some cases, your hot water system may need replacing. The Brisbane Plumbers offer hot water system repairs and replacement services for gas and electric systems.

Noisy Hot Water System

Your hot water tank should be silent. If you can hear banging or rattling noises, there is something wrong with your tank. Noises coming from your hot water system may be caused by dirt and debris that has built up or a broken heating element. To remove these problems and avoid further problems in the future, get The Brisbane Plumbers to do regular maintenance. 

Water Around the Water Heater

There should not be any moisture around your hot water system. If you notice any moisture, it may indicate a leak or fracture inside your hot water tank. When the metal tank heats, it will expand, allowing water to escape through the fractures. Once the tank has cooled it should stop leaking. If your hot water tank does not stop leaking, you will need to contact a Brisbane plumber to maintain your hot water system.

Common Reasons Your Hot Water Is Malfunctioning 

As you can see there are many reasons for your hot water system not working. The five most common reasons for a broken hot water system include: 

  • broken hot water system;
  • defective thermostat;
  • leak;
  • electrical faults; and
  • old age.

If you have a faulty hot water system you should contact a Brisbane plumber today. Hot water maintenance and installations are all in a days work for a Brisbane plumber. Fixing leaks, replacing heating elements and installing hot water systems 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.

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