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Emergency hot water

Is your hot water not working? Do you need a plumber right frickin’ now to get it fixed asap? We at Universal Plumbers know how annoying it can be when your hot water system shuts down. It is because of this that we offer same-day repairs anywhere in Perth 24/7, 365 days a year — even during holidays!

Here are some tips that will help you troubleshoot your hot water heater. If you can’t solve the problem on your own, be sure to call Universal Plumbers immediately so we can get your hot water heater back up and running.

Reminder: if you aren’t confident in your ability to safely troubleshoot your hot water system, don’t risk it and possibly endanger yourself, just call the professionals at 0412-919-777!

Problem: my system has no hot water

ELECTRIC: Check your switchboard’s circuit breaker or fuse. If you’ve blown a fuse, be sure to replace it with a new one of the same voltage. If the circuit breaker has simply tripped, just reset it back to the “on” position.

Generally, tripped circuits or blown fuses are indicators of a serious problem that can only be safely handled by a trained technician. Call Universal Plumbers to book a same-day repair.

GAS: See if your heater’s pilot light is still on. If it isn’t, most gas water heaters will have lighting guides inside the front cover panel. Follow the instructions carefully to avoid injury. If you are afraid to perform the steps suggested by the guide, do not attempt them, instead, take the safe path and call Universal Plumbers at 0412-919-777.

WARNING: never remove any electrical covers or insulation to expose bare terminals or wires as this could be extremely dangerous and may even cause electric shock.

Problem: no water flow from the hot water tap

ELECTRIC/GAS: See if your heater’s isolation valve is in the on position (generally counter-clockwise.) Do not tamper with any other valves attached to your water heater.

Problem: hot water cylinder leaking

ELECTRIC/GAS: leaking cylinders are a clear indication that your home needs a new hot water system. To have a replacement system installed sooner rather than later, call Universal Plumbers at 0412-919-777 today!

To safely use other appliances while your hot water system is malfunctioning, here are some instructions for disabling it until a replacement or repair has taken place. The first step to disabling heaters is turning off the water at your heater’s isolation valve.

For electric heaters, you’d want to turn the power off from the meter box. Your circuit breaker or fuse switch will most often be labeled “hot water,” “HWS,” or something to that effect.

For gas-powered heating systems, locate the gas supply valve — usually a yellow lever — and turn it a quarter clockwise to isolate the gas.

If you are worried that you’ll damage your system at any point of the disabling process, stop what you’re doing and call a professional.

Available anywhere, anytime

Don’t suffer through sub-zero showers for days, give Universal Plumbers a call at 0412-919-777 and restore the calming warmth that your hot water system brings to your life.

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