Hot water is easy to take for granted. Then suddenly you don’t have it, and it’s the end of the world! Thankfully gas hot water heaters usually provide warning signs before they stop working. Know the signs your system is on the brink so you can book your gas hot water heater repair before the hot water runs out.
Rotten egg smell
First, if you ever smell a rotten egg smell, immediately vacate the premise and call 000. The rotten egg smell is a sign of a gas leak, and professionals need to deal with it.
Hot water system leaks
Leaks are never a good sign. If you see water dripping from your gas hot water tank or pooling under the unit, call a Bayside plumber who is also a gasfitter. It’s possible the values aren’t fully closed, or a connection may need tightening. However, if the tank leaks, you may need to replace it.
Yellow pilot light flame
A yellow pilot on a gas hot water heater means it’s not getting enough oxygen. Plus, there could be a potential carbon monoxide leak if your pilot light is not blue.
Colourless and odourless, carbon monoxide can be deadly. Therefore, for this reason, you must immediately contact a gas fitter immediately for a gas hot water heater repair.
No appliance is entirely silent. However, if you hear banging or rattling, there could be a buildup in the water storage tank. Avoid unusual noises with regular gas hot water system servicing.
Inconsistent water temperature
If you rarely get hot water, or your water runs hot one day and cool the next, you may need a gas hot water system service.
Age of your water heater
A continuous flow gas-powered hot water system can last 8-12 years on average. However, depending on the usage, they may last less. Check your system’s date to determine if it is at the end of its lifespan as it may need to be replaced.
Bayside gas hot water heater repair
You can DIY a lot of plumbing issues, but professionals should always complete gas hot water system repairs. Most hot water systems connect to gas mains or electrical and contain scalding hot water. So always have a licensed gas plumber do your gas hot water system repairs.
If you live in the Bayside, Sandringham, Brighton, or Hampton areas and are in need of a gas hot water system repair or gas-boosted solar hot water system service contact Almac Plumbing on 1300 125 622.