Now that the mornings and evenings are starting to get cooler, it’s likely that your showers are becoming hotter! But what should you do if your hot water system has a problem? And what are the signs you should look for? Keep reading to find out.
Leaking Water Tank
One of the most common hot water system problems is a leaking water tank. Unfortunately, this is something you can’t fix on your own so it would be wise to contact a plumber as soon as possible. While waiting for the plumber, be sure to turn off the gas and the water cock if you’re using a gas system to reduce the flow of water. If you have an electric system, turn off the power at your switchboard.
No Water Is Coming Out
If there is no water coming out of the hot tap, the first thing you need to do is check other taps, including those for cold water, to see if the problem affects only one tap. If only the hot water isn’t coming out, check the tank for leaks and/or see if your pipes are damaged. If this is the case, call for hot water repair services ASAP. Like all hot water emergencies, this matter is better left in the hands of experts.
Water Is Coming Out But It Isn’t Hot
If you’re using a gas system, check your other gas appliances in your home to determine if they have a gas supply. If there is no gas, contact your gas supplier. On the other hand, if your hot water system is the only problem, check if the pilot light is on. If not, follow the instruction on the water heater’s manual to relight it. If the problem persists, call your trusted plumber immediately.
Is your hot water system leaking? If it is, Healthy Plumbing can help. Servicing the Shoalhaven for over 22 years, Healthy Plumbing provides reliable hot water repairs and other plumbing services so you can rest assured your home is in safe hands.