Hot water systems Sydney are a basic necessity and to a certain degree, it is something that we take for granted, till the time something goes wrong with it.
Different things can go wrong with hot water systems and several symptoms may show
Leaky “hot” pipes
Brown coloured water? You’re putting your family’s health at risk!
Leakage from the base of the hot water installation
No water in the taps at all
Regardless of what the problem is with the hot water system, we will be able to repair hot water system for you.
We have the experience, expertise, knowledge, expert personnel and the latest equipment to handle all types of issues with hot water systems.
If there is an emergency hot water repair Sydney, we will handle it in the shortest possible time and we also attend to all standard requests for hot water systems problems the same day.
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Continuous flow hot water systems and storage tanks are extremely sough after for several reasons. Continuous flow hot water units take up a fraction of the size of a storage tanks and cost approximately 30% less to run than electricity. A large range available at extremely competitive rates
Sizes in all brands and models for any application. Sizes ranging from 25L to 400L. Electric hot water systems are easy to maintain and having an off-peak option could be a great way to save money long term
Specialist commercial hot water models for any application required. High demand systems with circulating pumps are extremely common with a wide range of products available for both gas and electric
Primary energy source is used by drawing air into the hot water system from atmosphere.
A secondary electric power back up is also needed for these systems to operate. Government rebates are accessible on installation of a new heat pump.
Considering the amount of energy used daily, solar hot water heater Sydney could be a fantastic cost saving option
Hot Water System Warning Signs
The gas system turned off suddenly & will not re-ignite
Rust is present at the bottom of the tank
This is a clear indication the tank is on its way out. Organise a replacement quote ASAP
Water is leaking from the base of the tank
Brown coloured water is running through your hot water taps when in use
This is a clear sign the internal material of the tank is rusted and is on its way out. This is a clear health hazard and the tank should be replaced ASAP as showering or washing in rusted water is extremely dangerous and unsafe for one’s health.
Your TPR valve is leaking water continuously
This is the valve on the side of the tank which needs to be released every 6 months for 30 seconds to prevent any rust build up within the tank.
What are they used for?
The main purpose of a tempering valve is to ensure scalding does not occur if a child or person with a disability was to come into direct contact with water exceeding 50 degrees and burn themselves at a tap.
Most storage tanks come with a present temperature of 60 degrees to kill disease off like Legionnaires Disease which means we then need to install a tempering valve which carefully mixes cold and hot water together to achieve the 50 degrees required.
Below are common tempering valves
Standard Tempering Valve
Themostatic Mixing Valve
Replacing a hot water heater - regardless of the type of heater or location of the heater
When doing new hot water pipe work on an extension, all NEW work is required to be tempered
50°C at the outlet of sanitary fixtures used primarily for personal hygiene purposes for all other situations
Ensure tempering valves are installed
It is critical that your plumber installs a tempering valve once your hot water system has been installed or major renovations or extensions are completed at your home. There are potential dangers if a child were to come into contact running hot water exceeding 50 degrees.
Comply with NSW legal standards
Its important to know legally, kitchens and laundries are areas in which temperatures exceeding 50 degrees are allowed in NSW. Again, if children are in constant contact in this area, it may be a good idea to ensure water does not exceed 50 degrees if a genuine risk is present with children being scalded.
This is an approximate chart in which third degree burns will occur
What is the difference between a Tempering valve and a Thermostatic mixing valve?
Repairs vs Replacement
Once a tempering valve has exceeded 5 years and is fluctuating in temperature, the tempering valve needs to be replaced. A thermostatic mixing valve can easily be repaired
License & Accreditation
A plumber must be accredited in the installation and service of a Thermostatic mixing valve.
Child/Age Care Facilities
A thermostatic mixing valve is required in locations such as, Childcare centres, Hospitals, Aged Care facilities and any area which may hold vulnerable or young children. Temperatures should not exceed 42 degrees as opposed to 50 degrees which a tempering valve allows through
12 months vs 5 years Maintenance
A thermostatic mixing valve needs to be tested every 12 months. A tempering valve last 5 years and needs replacing once it stops operating correctly.
The isolation process
At the bottom of your storage tank, either to the left or the right of the tank, a valve should be shut off in the opposite direction its currently installed.
Valves in the off position will always be against the flow of water or need to be screwed in clockwise to close and counter clockwise to open.
If you have an instantaneous hot water unit, the green valve or the middle valve should be turned horizontally to isolate the water.
The valve should look like one of these
There are many hot water system brands and it can become very confusing as to which brand to choose, as there are multiple models and sizes.
Size of the Tank
How many people are currently living in the house? This is important as if more people could potentially live in the house later, tolerance for extra people should be factored in. It is important that your hot water plumber Sydney assists you in selecting the sizes of hot water systems.
Do you have gas on your property? If gas is on the property, there really is no reason why electric tanks should be installed. Gas Hot Water Systems are extremely cost effective and very reliable. Gas Hot Water Systems also come in a variety of options which are important to be presented to you.
Is space an issue? If gas is available, a continuous flow hot water system takes up a ¼ of the room a traditional storage tank would. This is usually why we urge all our clients to allow us to provide an Onsite Inspection.
We test the Rheem hot water installation and our expert plumbers will fix the problem within the shortest time possible.
We always suggest to all our customers that it is best to have us handle maintenance of hot water systems in their homes. It ensures that the hot water system stays in a good condition and that no sudden problems arise out of the blue. We handle every Rheem hot water repair in a meticulous manner and ensure that you get value for money in every job we take up
Rapid Response Team on Standby
As soon as we receive an urgent call that a hot water system has broken down or burst, our office staff place urgent priorities on burst hot water tanks. We will ensure that we have one of our technicians attend within 90 minutes of receiving the call
Layout Options for You
Once were onsite, we can offer different options and sizes which best suit your household needs
Regularly Check the Sticker
Hot water systems generally last 8-10 years on average. Regularly checking your hot water sticker (If electric will be found on the top of the tank if gas inside the panel at the bottom of the tank) is critical in planning for your next hot water system.
Once a tank bursts, its generally panic stations and no thought or allowance is given for any future add on’s or changes which may occur. Its generally always replaced like for like. Plan ahead, check your stickers and monitor your hot water system once it reaches the 8-year mark so when your tank does need replacing, you are well informed and know exactly what system is best suited for your property.
We have suppliers all over Sydney who carry an extensive range of hot water systems for any application needed. When your hot water system breaks down, rest assured, Sydney’s Plumbing Specialist’s will have it replaced or serviced too on the same day... no questions asked! Our aim is to ensure your family is comfortable and have running hot water in an event of any urgent hot water repairs which may be occur.
We also work closely with electricians where needed to install waterproof power points when converting storage tanks to instantaneous gas hot water heaters. We handle the entire job
What are the top reasons why hot water installation costs vary from home to home?
If access is difficult or a hot water system is installed for example in a roof space or underneath a house, this will vary the price slightly between a standard installation
Size & Brand
Different households require different hot water L/Min demands meaning the exact same sized house with the same amount of people may require a different tank due to the amount of water being used
If gas and water lines need to be upgraded due to incorrect sizing especially when installation gas instantaneous units, this could be a contributing factor between homes
Water Usage Amount
The amount of water one family may use per the amount of people living in a house – compared to another differs scientifically. If a family has young children and parents use an extensive amount of hot water, this can vary between households significantly