Our Sydney hot water repair team supply, install, relocate, repair and service all major brands of hot water systems and hot water heaters. That includes electric hot water systems and heat pumps. We provide fast emergency response for all hot water system breakdowns in all Sydney suburbs for brands such as Rinnai, Rheem, Bosch, Dux and Quantum.
It’s easy to forget just how much we depend on our hot water systems. Showering, cooking, washing up. Most people only appreciate just how important their hot water tank is when it fails. Hot water systems may seem a bit complicated, but like all other parts of your home, they’ll benefit greatly from a bit of routine maintenance. Effective maintenance for hot water tank systems is pretty easy, and can double or triple the effective lifespan of your hot water system
To maintain your system, there are two main things you’ll need to consider:
the sacrificial anode, and
the temperature and pressure relief valve (TPR valve for short)
A sacrificial anode is a metal rod, normally made from aluminium or magnesium and coated in zinc, which hangs down inside your hot water tank. The sacrificial anode is designed to attract minerals and impurities in the water which would otherwise react with the inside of the tank and cause it to rust and deteriorate. This ‘sacrificial’ rod slowly rusts and degrades, sacrificing its own life for the greater good of your hot water tank. This should be replaced approximately every five years by a licensed plumber.
Temperature and pressure relief valves are also known as TPR valves. These valves are fitted to hot water tanks as a secondary safety measure. TPR valves work by automatically ‘venting’ hot water if the temperature or pressure of the water in the tank gets too high, so as to help prevent it from splitting or exploding.
Most people don’t realise it, but if your TPR valve isn’t functioning properly, it has the potential to pose quite a serious risk – water heaters left to their own devices with malfunctioning TPR valves have been known to explode. TPR valves have a limited rated service life too, and need to be replaced periodically. Again, how often they need to be replaced will depend on what’s recommended by the manufacturer. In many cases this is something you’ll need to do once every two years by a Sydney hot water repair team.
Sydney hot water repair for your hot water system
Our experienced Sydney hot water repair team can perform a variety of electric hot water repair services including: