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6 Signs Your Hot Water System Might Be Failing
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6 Signs Your Hot Water System Might Be Failing

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A hot shower or bath is amongst one of the most comforting and routine parts of anyone’s day. Little wonder that when your hot water system suddenly stops working, it’s cause for serious frustration. What you may not have realised is that it is possible to pre-empt a hot water system failure.

If you have noticed any of the following 6 signs, it is possible your hot water system is close to failing. Through maintenance with Zabs Plumbing, you can retrieve disaster and keep enjoying your hot water.

1. Your hot water just isn’t hot anymore

Not always a complete failure to heat water, some systems may only heat water to a lukewarm temperature. Other may heat it well some days but not the next. Lack of consistency in the water temperature or supply of hot water is a key sign something isn’t right.

2. Noise

As with any appliance in your home, if it begins to make unusual sounds or is constantly making noise something may be wrong. With a hot water system, they are not designed to be quiet all the time, filling and heating water, of course, generates noise. Should it begin clanking, hissing or worse, you should call a plumber as soon as possible. These noises can indicate mineral build-up inside the unit.

3. Leaks

Most hot water systems will leak a small amount through a release valve. However, if you notice a significant amount of water this indicates a fault within the system. Leaks can be caused by something as simple as worn out or faulty fittings and are often fixable. Leaving a leak unattended can damage your home and mean an expensive water bill.

4. Rust And Corrosion 

A very obvious and visible sign of a water heater on its last legs is rust and corrosion. For safety reasons, this usually means a complete replacement. Once the structural integrity of the system has been compromised it needs to be replaced to ensure no risk of injury. Even if you cannot see rust or corrosion externally, brown or reddish water coming from your taps indicates an issue inside the system that needs addressing.

5. Age

While quality hot water systems frequently outlive their warranty, they still aren’t made to live forever. As a hot water system ages it can become less efficient, costing you more in gas or electricity. It is also more likely to struggle to heat the water and also just begins to break down. Replacing an aged system or getting it maintained means no sudden loss of hot water in your home.

6. Water Quality

Strange smelling water? Muddy or sandy water that only happens when you use hot water? This can mean your hot water system needs thorough cleaning to remove sediment that has built up over time.

Paying attention to these changes in your hot water system can save you time, money and stress in the long run. While a hot water system cannot always be repaired, understanding the 6 signs your hot water system is failing may make it possible. Getting in early before a complete system failure is ideal. The last thing anyone needs is to be stuck mid-shower with no hot water.

Why Choose Zabs Plumbing?

With hot water being such an essential part of everyday life, you need to ensure that any issues can be resolved in a hurry. Given these issues so often appear out of the blue, you need affordable and quality workmanship. With over 15 years in the industry, our expert technicians are focused on resolving your plumbing issues in a hurry. We understand how disruptive plumbing issues can be and aim to get your hot water system fixed or replaced with as little interruption as possible.

We are reliable, fully licensed and insured and across all available government rebates related to hot water systems. We pride ourselves on honest, up-front pricing and zero hidden costs. And with 24/7 emergency support available for hot water services, you can rely on us to get your hot water back on in no time.

If you have noticed any of the above issues with your hot water system, don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact Zabs Plumbing today on 0448 177 762.

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