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Why You Should Service Your Hot Water System

Why You Should Service Your Hot Water System

Having a reliable hot water system is essential for any home. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware of the importance of servicing their hot water system at least once every four years. Regularly servicing your hot water system can help prevent costly repairs and potential breakdowns. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why you should service your hot water system and the benefits it provides.

Servicing maintains safety and prevents breakdowns

Servicing your home hot water system is an important step in keeping your family safe and preventing any potentially costly breakdowns. To extend the life of your hot water system, we recommend a full service every two to three years. Not only does this ensure that the system is operating safely and efficiently, but it can also help to identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues.

When serviced by a qualified plumbing professional, your hot water system will be thoroughly checked to make sure it’s running correctly and compliant with regulations. The plumber will check for any leaking or corroded pipes, faulty components, and any other problems that could lead to a hazardous situation. They will also check and replace the pressure relief valve and temperature regulator to make sure they are functioning correctly. By catching any issues early on, you can save yourself from a costly repair bill down the line.

Routine servicing can identify issues early

Getting your home hot water system serviced routinely can help identify any issues before they become serious problems. An experienced plumber can inspect the system, check for any signs of damage, and make any necessary repairs or adjustments to ensure it is running as efficiently as possible. This can help you save money on utility bills as well as prevent larger, more costly repairs down the line. In Australia, plumbing problems are estimated to cost households over $1.7 billion each year in damages and repairs, so it’s important to stay on top of maintenance to avoid any unplanned surprises. Scheduling a routine service for your hot water system can help catch any potential issues before they cause damage, saving you money and reducing stress.

Servicing extends the life of your system

In our experience, if a hot water system is not serviced, it will rarely make it past 8 years. However, regular servicing could extend the life of your system to over 20 years, so it’s worth it in the long run.

When you get your system serviced, an experienced technician will check all the parts for wear and tear, ensuring that any issues are identified and fixed promptly. This means any potential problems can be fixed before they become major repairs or even replacements. As well as preventing costly repairs, servicing also helps to reduce energy use by checking that the system is running efficiently.

DIY servicing is not recommended

Servicing your hot water system is an important task, but it requires specialist knowledge and experience. It is not recommended that you attempt to service your hot water system yourself. The safety of your home and family should be your primary concern when it comes to hot water systems. Professional technicians have the necessary expertise and experience to safely identify and address any issues with your hot water system.

In Australia, over 3,000 people are injured each year due to hot water systems that were not correctly installed or maintained. Furthermore, incorrect servicing can also reduce the lifespan of your hot water system, resulting in unnecessary expenses. Therefore, you must engage a qualified technician to service your system at least once a year. They will be able to inspect the system and perform necessary maintenance, as well as advising you of any potential problems that could arise in the future.

There are some routine tasks you can do between servicing

While we do not recommend you attempt to service or repair your hot water system unless you are a licensed plumber, there are some tasks you can do between servicing to help your system run smoothly.

The hot and cold relief valves should manually be released every three to six months. We also recommend you visually inspect the unit once per month. You should be looking for any visible leaks or gas smells. If you notice anything that looks (or smells) out of the ordinary, call a licensed plumber. Plumbing Bros is available 24/7, 365 days per year – call us on 1300 057 827.

How much does a hot water system service cost?

A comprehensive hot water system service typically costs between $450 and $550, depending on the size of your system. In Australia, a professional plumber is generally the best person to conduct a hot water system service. They will inspect, flush, and check the pressure and temperature relief valve of your hot water system.

The exact cost of a hot water system service will depend on the size of your system and the type of service required. You may need additional parts or services, such as repairing a faulty pump or replacing a leaking tank.

It’s important to note that while servicing your hot water system may appear expensive initially, it will save you money in the long run. A properly serviced hot water system runs more efficiently, minimising energy costs and extending its lifespan, which can help you avoid costly replacement costs in the future.

Plumbing Bros are experts in plumbing maintenance and can provide you with free quotes for servicing your hot water system. Give us a call on 1300 057 827 and we’ll ensure you and your family have reliable hot water!