Hot Water System

Is Your Electric Hot Water System Failing?

We outline below 3 of the signs to look out for that may mean your Hot Water System is on its way out.

Nobody wants to wake up in the morning to a cold shower. Hot water systems rarely just completely stop working. In the weeks and months leading up to a complete system failure, there are usually a few signs that the hot water tank or hot water system is about to stop working. Knowing the signs to look out for could prevent you from an emergency situation.

1. The Colour of the Water

The water coming out of your taps should be clear. It should not appear rusty, murky, or cloudy. If you turn on your hot water and see water that is unclear or discoloured, seek professional help immediately. A professional will be able to determine if the discoloured water is caused by your hot water system or some other type of problem, such as rusty pipes or sewer problems.

2. The water is not as hot as it used to be

This is a very common hot water problem that you may come across. If you think your system is not heating the water properly or not heating at all:

  • Check the circuit breaker to find out if has tripped.
  • Check the hot water is running freely from the temperature & pressure relief valve on side the at top of unit
  • Check the temperature setting occasionally you will need to adjust your thermostat

Unfortunately, if you have checked all of the above or if you try to use hot water and nothing comes out, seek professional help immediately.

  1. Lots of Noise Coming from the Hot Water System

Hot water systems do make a certain amount of noise, but they should not be making any banging or rattling sounds. Excessive noise indicates dirt or sedimentation build up within the system.

If you notice any loud noises coming from your hot water system, seek professional help immediately.

Most of these problems with a hot water system can easily be avoided or prevented by scheduling a hot water system maintenance check, give us a call at Mint Plumbing Services (07) 32976517 today.