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Hot water heaters are like cars, they need regular maintenance to function at their optimal efficiency. If they don’t get the attention they deserve, minor issues will snowball into bigger ones until you end up on the side of the road waiting for AAA to come save you.

Despite the fact that the benefits of periodic maintenance is common knowledge, homeowners often forget to schedule checkups for their hot water heaters — only remembering once it has completely ceased operation.

At the point of total failure, your system most likely needs major repairs that will cost you a lot of time and money.

What could have been handled in a quick tuneup will now require extensive repairs. Is all this trouble worth it just because you’re too lazy to schedule a checkup every now and again?

Having qualified plumbers inspect your hot water system on a regular basis is the best way to minimize operating costs as they can find problems early on and nip them in the bud.

Time and money isn’t the only thing you stand to lose by skimping out on maintenance for your hot water heater; exploding tanks have destroyed homes, injured residents, and — in some extreme cases — even killed homeowners.

That said, there’s no need to worry, there are preventative steps you can take to minimize the risk and lengthen the lifespan of your water heater.

Sacrificial Anodes

Every hot water tank contains a small piece of metal called a Sacrificial Anode. This small metal rod is easily replaced and exists for the sole purpose of preventing rust, corrosion, and erosion on your water tank. All the erosion and rust is directed towards the Sacrificial Anode instead of your high-end water heater.

As soon as your Sacrificial Anode is worn out, your tank starts to rust and corrode. All this gradual damage can significantly weaken the structural integrity of your tank — shortening its lifespan as a result.

Having a skilled technician check on your Sacrificial Anode every now and again can go a long way — extending your unit’s lifespan and ensuring it operates safely.

To protect your family — and wallet — call Universal Plumbers today at 0412-919-777 so we can tell you if your Sacrificial Anode needs to be replaced.

TPR valves

In accordance with the Australian Safety Standards, all water heaters are equipped with a safety device called a TPR — temperature pressure relief — valve. The valve releases built up pressure before your hot water tank reaches a critical level and blows your house to smithereens.

The issue is, some TPR valves can get stuck. If your TPR valve can’t do its job, the pressure inside your tank will just keep on building until something gives way.

Call us today so we can have a look at your TPR valve and determine whether or not it is working.

We’re #1!

Losing your hot water — specifically during the winter — can be extremely bothersome; it’s due to this significance of hot water in your everyday life that periodic maintenance — conducted by a qualified plumber — is paramount to keeping your hot water system functioning at its optimal efficiency.

Not only will it extend the lifespan of your heater, it’ll also ensure that it never breaks down during the season when Jack Frost graces us with his presence.

Luckily, help is only one call away. If you need a plumbing company who can fill all your needs — including hot water maintenance — Universal Plumbers is your best option. Give us a call at 0412-919-777 and we’ll ensure that the performance of your hot water heater appears to be perpetual.

Have a look at some of the problems we solve on a daily basis:

  • Broken hot water thermostats
  • Broken heating element
  • Hot water leak
  • Hot water service
  • Broken hot water tempering valve
  • No hot water or inadequate hot water
  • Leaking hot water cylinders
  • Water leaking from the pressure release valves
  • Pilot lights out
  • Broken gas systems
  • Broken electric hot water heaters
  • Broken fuse, circuit breaker, or RCD
  • Rust-colored water
  • Broken hot water valve
  • Broken hot water tank
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