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Fix Your Hot Water System Problems with Zab’s Plumbers

Fix Your Hot Water System Problems with Zab’s Plumbers

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Very few things in life are more enjoyable than waking up in the morning and having a hot shower. Hot water systems are often taken for granted, but they are quickly appreciated when they stop working.

Hot water is a major part of our lives – warm showers, relaxing baths, clean clothes, and clean dishes. Read this article, to learn more about problems with hot water systems, including how to fix them.

Zab’s Plumbing is located in Melbourne and can help you with all of your plumbing concerns. Our team understands the importance of a functional plumbing system, especially hot water systems! We want to solve your problems so your life can return to normal.

Has your gas hot water system stopped working?

If you are no longer receiving hot water, you may blame other members of your family. Arguments can occur between parents, couples and children, when someone stays in the shower for too long. Nobody wants to step into a shower, and have the hot water run out on them. Ouch!

While a small system and a big family could be your cause, this is not always so. Your hot water system may have actually stopped working and is the cause of your temperature problems.

Melbourne residents know how the weather can change quickly, and cold winters make hot water essential. Running out of hot water can be disastrous for any family or business, so get out of your cold shower and call Zab’s Plumbing for help.

Should you call a plumber or an electrician?

When someone realises they have a problem with a hot water system, they may not know who to call. Electricians manage electrical systems, and plumbers manage water and gas systems. You may know this already, but hot water system repairs can involve electricity, gas and water.

The easiest way to determine who you should call, is to ask us. A quick phone call to Zab’s Plumbing will get you on the right track. Tell us the problems you are experiencing, and we will let you know if an electrician is a right tradesman for the job. If a plumber is a right choice, we can provide you with a no-obligation quote over the phone.

Circumstances, when you may need electricians, include, your water only being warm but not completely cold. You may have a problem with the thermostat. An electrician can also help if the circuit breaker for your hot water system has tripped, and keeps tripping. Call an electrician if your water problems are related to a blown fuse.

Zab’s Plumbing can definitely help, if you have water leaks, a rusty hot water system, or no water is coming out of your taps. You may also need to call us if your gas hot water system is over ten years old. Unfortunately, it may need to be replaced.

Common causes of no hot water

Even if you are going to call a plumber, you may be able to determine the general cause of no hot water yourself. These are some of the reasons that hot water systems can stop delivering water into your home.

Broken heating elements

Electric hot water systems are tanks that fill up with cold water. Just like jugs boil water, hot water systems use electric elements to heat up cold water. If these heating elements are broken or worn out, you may not have any hot water. These will need replacing, and your best option is to call a plumber.

Broken thermostat

Thermostats monitor and control the water temperature within a hot water system. They help this system decide when to heat the water, and when it is the right temperature. If you have a broken thermostat, the water you receive will most likely be an incorrect temperature.

On most electronic systems, you can check the gauge yourself, and compare it with your water’s temperature. If the numbers don’t match you most likely have a broken thermostat, and should call a licensed plumber.

Leaks in your hot water system

Plumbing leaks are dangerous, especially when they involve electricity. If you observe water leaking from your hot water system, turn it off at the switchboard immediately. A professional and experienced plumber, can investigate the situation, and help you decide what to do next.

High gas or electricity bills.

Nobody wants high gas or electricity bills, but in some cases these can be preventable. If your bills are higher than usual, and you know you haven’t changed your lifestyle or living behaviours, your hot water system could be the cause of this increase.

Call a plumber and ask them to inspect your hot water system. Explain that your bills are higher than normal, and ask them to see if your system requires maintenance or repairs. The call-out fee for your plumber, could be a lot less than ongoing power bills.

Old and outdated hot water systems

Does your hot water system need replacing? Just like buildings and cars, systems in houses get old too. Problems with your hot water system may be occurring, simply because it is too old.

If your equipment is more than eight years old, it may need maintenance and repairs. If your hot water system is more than 10 or 15 years old, it could need replacing. While you may want to save money by repairing an older system, this can cost you more in the end. Repairs to older hot water systems don’t always work, and you will need to keep making repairs.

Talk to a friendly and experienced plumber at Zab’s Plumbing, about your options in relation to older hot water systems. We can give you honest, expert advice, about the best way to deal with your exact situation.

Hot water repairs and maintenance

Many people choose to hire a plumber every year to maintain their hot water. A quick check over, and basic maintenance procedures, can lengthen the lifespan of your system. This is also the best way to ensure your hot water keeps flowing. Nobody wants to get stuck with only cold water, and regular maintenance can prevent this.

While Melbourne generally doesn’t have hard water, families living in other areas, may have their hot water systems serviced more often. For regular maintenance, and one-off repairs, call our plumbers at Zab’s Plumbing.

Need hot water now? Emergency plumbing repairs are here.

Zabs Plumbing have 24 hour emergency plumbers on board. There may be times in your life when you really need hot water, and you need it right now. This can constitute an emergency for you, your family, or your business. Our team understand this. We can get to you as soon as possible, and fix your problem within a limited period of time.

We don’t work normal hours. Phone Zab’s Plumbing for any type of hot water emergency. Call us at any time of the day or night, and on any day of the year. We are ready to help you feel the comfort of warm water again.

Our 24 hr plumbers are friendly, highly experienced, and licensed in their trade. We take pride in our workmanship, professionalism, and all aspects of our business. We are also eastern suburbs plumbers in Melbourne, and dedicated at helping customers in this beautiful city.

Call us now on 0448 177 762.

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