26 Jun 2015
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Emergency Hot Water Repairs:

Every time your have a problem with your hot water you could say that it’s an emergency.  Let’s face it folks, most of us don’t know that our tank is on its last legs, or that our thermostat or valves are ready to die until we discover that there is no hot water. Some hot water tanks begin to leak from the cylinder or from TPR valves giving you some warning that hot water plumbing or maintenance should be performed. However, its rare that people inspect their hot water tanks meaning getting caught out in an emergency or finding out that you have no hot water only occurs when you go to use it.

No Hot Water:

So what do you do when you find yourself with no hot water? You could call Anytime On Time Plumbing services for advice over the phone, a local plumber, or you could begin by doing your own inspection of your hot water tank, plumbing, and power supplies. There are a few steps that you can try first that will be different for gas, electric, solar, or heat pump systems. Remember, if your unsure or not familiar with your hot water, you should leave it and call a hot water plumber.

Electric Hot Water Tanks:

For electric powered hot water tanks you should check the fuse or circuit breaker at the switchboard. If the hot water fuse is blown, then Anytime On Time Plumbing would suggest calling out a reputable and reliable local plumber to repair it. If the circuit breaker is turned off, try turning it back on to see if this restarts your hot water, but remember that a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker usually indicates that there is problem that will need to be serviced by an authorised or qualified hot water plumber.

Gas Hot Water Tanks:

For gas hot water tanks, check to see if the pilot light is still alight. If not follow the step-by-step lighting instructions usually found on the inside front panel. If you’re your unsure on how to proceed, then stop and call Anytime On Time Plumbing or if you’re not in Sydney a local plumber.

No Water Flowing Form The Hot Water Tap:

Check to make sure that the isolation valve is turned to the on position. This is usually found at the lower level of the tank and is generally a black knob or a tap.

Make sure that you don’t touch any other valves or taps on the hot water system.

Hot Water Cylinder Is Leaking:

Now it’s not looking good if you have a leak from your hot water cylinder. This usually means its cracked, or rusted out and will need replacing ASAP. Call Anytime On Time Plumbing or a local plumber to replace the unit. If water is flowing out rather than leaking out, you need to turn off the cold water supply tap immediately followed by turning off the circuit in the switchboard or gas at the hot water tank.

Getting caught out with no hot water is never fun at anytime but particularly more so in the cold Winter months. You need to call a plumber that is able to install a variety of hot water heaters and that will come out as fast as possible

Anytime On Time Plumbing are experts for all hot water installations including hot water maintenance, servicing the following area’s and suburbs that include,

TheHills Shire, Hornsby, Penrith, Liverpool, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Bankstown, Holroyd,  Ku-ring-gai, Wollongong, Warringah, Pittwater, Parramatta, Ryde, Lane Cove, Mosman, Sydney, Randwick, Marrickville, Botany Bay,  Canterbury, Hurstville, Kogarah, Sutherland Shire, Strathfield, Ashfield, The Blue Mountains, Wollondilly, Hawkesburry, & Gosford.

Call us today for fast, reliable, hot water and plumbing emergencies.

 

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