Nothing worse than a cold shower. Stuart Scott Plumbing can assess the health of your hot water service and either complete a repair or replace with a new unit to ensure you have a constant flow of hot water for your home or business.
We would like to extend to you a warning to not attempt to repair or install a hot water service unit yourself. Installation and repair requires a licensed plumber to carry out any work on such a system. Hot water service (electric) units are typically 240 Volt appliances and should be treated with extreme caution.
Life Cycles of Hot Water Units
Hot water units typically survive for about 10-15 years if properly maintained. The date of construction is clearly labelled on all compliant unit. Use this as a guide to determine if you need to replace the unit or it is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Hot Water Leaks/Noises
A hot water leak is common and can occur at a few different points on your unit. You may require a plumber to either tighten or replace connections on the unit to ensure that it is not leaking and wasting water. Noisiness can also be caused by old connection and blockages within a unit which cause an inconsistent flow of water resulting in banging and other unpleasant nosies coming from the unit.
Water Temperature Issues
This is likely to be caused by a problem with the thermostat on the unit. Thermostats can often be repaired and replace in this instance.
Running out of hot water
This is most likely due to the capacity (L) of your existing unit. Stuart Scott Plumbing can make a recommendation on a new hot water unit with a larger capacity or alternatively an instant hot water service.