We carry out repairs and replacement of most hot water unit brands.
There are many reasons why you may lose you hot water supply. It may be as simple as a pilot light which has gone out to a burst hot water pipe, a valve or unfortunately you may need a complete new hot water unit.
A very common problem with hot water issues is a faulty tempering valve. A tempering valve is installed with most hot water units. The valve mixes the hot water with cold water to reduce the temperature at your taps to 50 degrees to prevent scalding. When the valve is not working correctly you may only have lukewarm water or poor hot water pressure.
Another cause of problems with your hot water may be that your pilot light has gone out. This often happens in winter with storms and strong winds. Your gas valve or thermocouple may also be faulty if you are unable to re light the pilot. Sometimes it may be a simple clean to get it working again. Insufficient gas pressure can also cause problems with your hot water supply.
A burst hot water pipe will result in poor hot water pressure and temperature. The hot water will be escaping into the ground where the pipe has burst. Pipes usually burst due to corrosion.
Aging hot water tanks begin to leak with corrosion on the inside of the tank. Most of the time the hot water units have not been correctly maintained over their life span for example changing over of the sacrificial anode which is located in the tank. Manufacturers recommend changing the anode to combat corrosion and extend the life of your storage hot water unit.
We can advise you on how to correctly maintain your unit and which unit would be your most cost-effective option to install and run.
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