Help! I Keep Running Out Of Hot Water
Nobody wants to get up early in the morning, turn on the shower and discover that there’s no hot water. Worse still, when you’re halfway through washing your hair on a cold morning, you don’t want to run out of hot water. It’s enough to ruin your day.
We’ve encountered a lot of hot water systems in our time, including gas solar and electric models. So, let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons for system failure, and how you can fix them.
Minerals like magnesium and calcium can be found in water. When these build up over time, your system may not be able to hold as much water as it used to. If you notice sediment coming out of your water, unusual noises or leaking from the valve, these could all be signs of sediment build up.
Damaged Heating Element
If the lower heating element is also damaged, this will create a noticeable drop in the amount of hot water that is being produced. Sediment could be causing it to overheat, there may be a faulty thermostat, or a short in the wiring.
Dip Tube Isn’t Working
The dip tube is what ensures the cold water is pushed down to be heated. When this is not working, it stays on the top mixing with the heated water, therefore giving you lukewarm to cool water instead of hot water. This can happen because the part is old or it is faulty.
End Of System Life
Like everything mechanical, hot water systems have a lifespan. If yours is over 10 years old, it really is no surprise that it has kicked the bucket. There are some warning signs that your hot water system is on the way out. If you hear any loud or unusual noises, it hasn’t been heating efficiently, you see rusty water coming out, and if you notice your system is leaking or there is water pooling around it.
What’s Next? Call NLK Plumbing Werribee
If you have any of these issues, it’s a good idea to get a plumber in to take a look and determine if your system can be repaired. Taking care of the problem early on can save you from needing emergency plumbing Werribee at a later date.
It’s also necessary to schedule regular maintenance of your heater or replace it when required for the sake of safety and convenience. In Werribee, NLK Plumbing service crews are available 24hrs a day to address your hot water installation and service needs.
We’ve been called out to some disasters. So if you notice any of the signs outlined above, give us a call today. As soon as you notice your hot water is not working as soon as it should, contact the NLK Plumbing as soon as possible. We can take care of all the emergency repairs, blocked drains and repairs of hot water Werribee residents require.