Imagine taking a relaxing hot shower after coming home from a hectic day only to be greeted with cold or lukewarm water. Finding no hot water and taking a cold shower streaming out can be an unpleasant experience early in the morning.
On top of having a cold shower, you also have to worry about the exact cause of running out of hot water faster than before – Was it energy efficiency issues with your hot system or a natural gas leak? Don’t think about the worst scenario as there are several reasons for having insufficient hot water. Most hot water plumbers in Sydney believe that the problem may rely on the water heater itself.
Here are some common reasons why your hot water system is not working.
- Leaking Tank
Every hot water system requires a tank full of water to provide you with hot water. In some cases, you might be running out of hot water due to a leaking tank. Having an empty tank can be a serious problem and won’t offer you sufficient energy efficiency. You might want to check the connections between your hot water system, valves, and pipes.
If you discover that the connection is secured, check the compartment area of the tank. Upon checking the compartment of the tank, if you notice water inside then you most likely have to replace your hot water system. At Proflush, we offer complete and reliable hot water replacement in Sydney to residential and commercial properties.
- Gas Leak
Experiencing a gas leak from your hot water system can be inconvenient and dangerous. If you suspect a gas leak, you should call your local gas provider company immediately. However, you should know that the technician will focus on repairing the leak, not the hot water system.
For the same, it is essential to call a professional plumber who deals with repairing or replacing hot water systems. The technician from the gas provider company will check for the gas leak and work on fixing it. In case of no gas leak, you should call a professional hot water plumber.
- Electric Water Heater Malfunction
Energy efficiency is essential for your hot water system. Both an electric and a gas hot water system can ensure you never run out of hot water. An electric hot water system relies on electricity to generate hot water. If you have installed an electric water heater and run out of hot water, you might want to turn off the appliance first. Once you do, reset the circuit breaker.
If the circuit breaker trips, you will receive your usual hot water again after an hour or so. However, if your circuit breakers are tripping continuously, hit the reset button again and call an experienced electrician immediately.
- Failing Gas Valve
If you have installed a gas water heater and run out of hot water, you might want to check the supply line of the appliance. Upon inspection, if you discover no leaks, check out the gas valve. The gas valves should be secured and placed in the correct position.
Check whether the valve is turned on. If the gas valves are working, you might want to investigate the pilot light and ensure it stays lit. If it doesn’t, you should call a professional hot water system plumber immediately.
- Malfunctioning Thermostat
Your water heater will produce hot water and be energy efficient only if you set the thermostat between 122°F and 140°F. If you are running out of hot water or the supply is insufficient, check your thermostat. If your thermostat is busted, you might want to call a plumber for a replacement. Sometimes lack of maintenance can lead to a malfunctioning thermostat.
Our trained and professional plumber offers complete hot water system repairs in Sydney and ensures peace of mind. If you suspect any of these hot water system problems or you require hot water repairs in Sydney, call us on 0405 812 821.