Hot Water Repairs Perth

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COMMERCIAL & DOMESTIC HOT WATER MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS IN PERTH  -  SAME DAY - EMERGENCY SERVICE

We all want and need endless hot water 24/7 and there is an endless amount of specialist resellers to sell you a new system.

DACAPS, supported by their highly qualified electricians, plumbers and gas fitters, are specialists in repairing hot water systems.Hot Water Repairs Perth

  • Do you really want to make a significant investment in a new system at this time?
  • Would it not make sense to call in a professional and repair rather than replace?

At DACAPS our first priority is not to sell a new hot water system. The primary focus of our business is to offer a speedy professional maintenance and repair service. If:

  • after a quick check of the power and water supply to an electric system; or
  • in the case of a gas system, checking the gas supply, water supply , pilot light;

if all to no avail, an appointment and a chat with our service manager can be booked online. We will ring you immediately and for $121.00 we will be out immediately to assess the situation and repair your hot water system on the spot where possible.

Alternatively phone us on 6254 9000 and select option 3.

  • If not economical to repair we can quote on supplying and installing a new hot water system
  • All major credit cards accepted Hot Water Repairs Perth
  • Installation generally would be achieved next business day from your initial call

All major brands serviced - Bosch, Chromogen, Coleman, Dux, Rheem, Rinnai.Hot Water Repairs Perth

DACAPS are specialists in hot water system repairs and maintenance. DACAPS employs fullyqualified, professional electricians, plumbers and licensed gas fitters which means they can take care of your hot water system repair from start to finish, including any gas or gas piping related work. We work with most hot water system brands and types. Our work includes:

  • Gas hot water system and tank repairs, service and installation
  • Solar hot water system and tank repairs, service and installation
  • Electric hot water system and tank repairs, service and installation
  • Heat pump repairs, service and installation

Hot Water Repairs Perth FAQ

Before you call in a qualified electrician or gas fitter for hot water repairs in Perth you should review this FAQ for helpful tips and try to understand the problem and how it may be repaired. Gas hot water systems are the most common type of standard tank in homes today and usually require very few hot water repairs or maintenance while offering years of trouble free operation.

The tank hot water systems work by heating cold water and then storing it until itís needed. This is quite unlike the tankless hot water systems which donít feature a storage tank at all. The convection heating process allows the hot water to rise while the colder water settles into the bottom of the tank where it is heated by the gas burner. The hot water is drawn out by the outlet pipe at the top of the tank so that you have consistent, hot water for your home.

TS: The water is cold (no hot water is produced)

SLS: If no hot water is being produced and the water that comes out is cold you may have a faulty gas pilot, thermocouple, or pilot control valve. All of these devices are used in the heating process to control the gas burner in the bottom of the tank that heats up the water. If one or more of these devices are broken the heating process will not be successful and you will need to contact DACAPS for hot water repairs in Perth.

First you may want to check the gas pilot flame and pilot operation. Be careful when you work on your gas hot water system and follow the instructions about how to light a gas furnace pilot that came with your unit. You can also re-tighten and reposition the gas thermocouple but if this is unsuccessful you will have to replace the thermocouple. Additionally, the replacement of the gas pilot control valve may be necessary it none of the other possible repairs were successful.

TS: The water coming out of my hot water system is rusty!

SLS: If your water comes out rusty and tainted red you may have a corrosion issue inside the glass lining of your tank. Additionally, the sacrificial anode rod might be failing. Usually the anode rods dissolve slowly over time to prevent rust from accumulating in the tank.

A possible repair could include the replacement of the sacrificial anode rod with a magnesium anode rod. You can get these from DACAPS in Perth and complete the hot water repairs yourself.

TS: My hot water smells like rotten eggs!

SLS: Some hot water repairs relate to a rotten egg smell that could result from bacteria in the tank sediment that is fed by the hydrogen gas created from the decay of the sacrificial anode. Luckily the hot water repair is fairly easier to fix than it is to explain!

First flush the hot water system and then treat the tank with a hydrogen peroxide solution of 2 pints of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 40 gallons of water. Run some of the solution into the water lines too and let it sit for two hours. Itís non-toxic so you donít have to rinse it afterwards. If the problem persists you may need to replace the anode with a zinc-alloy anode and in extreme cases you may have to fully replace the hot water system with a plastic-lined tank.

TS: My hot water system makes a rumbling/popping noise

SLS: If your hot water system is rumbling or making popping noises there may be a build-up of sediment in the bottom of the tank that is causing overheating so that the water is boiling.

Flushing the hot water system should repair this issue.

TS: Water is leaking at the base of the hot water system

SLS: Although the heater generally leaks intermittently to release pressure, if your hot water system is leaking constantly you should repair the issue.

Check for a faulty temperature and pressure relief valve or a leak from an overhead or close plumbing connection. You may also have a leak out of the tank itself that is caused by corrosion. Inspect the bottom of the tank, flush the T&P valve, and reduce the thermostat setting then observe to see if the problem subsides.

TS: Water temperature is not hot enough

SLS: Your water temperature may be cooler than it should be if you have a faulty tempering valve.

You can replace the tempering valve for an easy hot water repair fix.

TS: The hot water runs out too quickly

SLS: Often times this is due to the hot water system being too small to service your hot water heating demands.

Ensure the hot water system isnít overcapacity. The hot water system needs to have 75% of its total capacity as hot water (if you need 150 litres of hot water, a 200 litre hot water system should be installed)

You should also check the condition of your hot water systemís cold water inlet/pipe nipple. It may require replacing

 

Electric Hot Water Repairs FAQ

Electric hot water heaters have essentially the same job as the gas-fueled models but electric heaters utilise upper and lower heating elements to heat the water more equally in the tank. Known for their reliability and durability in your home, electric hot water heaters rarely need repairs and, when they do, DACAPS Hot Water Repairs in Perth can complete the task with quality and efficiency. Here are some of the common hot water repair problems that we run into:

TS: Why donít I have any water in the tank? Only cold water comes out, even if I turn on the hot tap.

SLS: Check first for a blown fuse or circuit breaker that could explain the lack of power to the heating elements in the hot water heater. If power is sufficient, there may be an issue with a faulty electric thermostat or upper electric heating element.

DACAPS Hot Water Repairs in Perth will reset the tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse and then confirm that there is, in fact, electricity being delivered to the heating element and the thermostat inside the chamber. After some testing, the faulty thermostat or upper heating element may need to be replaced.

TS: The water coming out of my hot water system is rusty!

SLS: If your water comes out rusty and tainted red you may have a corrosion issue inside the glass lining of your tank. Additionally, the sacrificial anode rod might be failing. Usually the anode rods dissolve slowly over time to prevent rust from accumulating in the tank.

A possible repair could include the replacement of the sacrificial anode rod with a magnesium anode rod. You can get these from DACAPS in Perth and complete the hot water repairs yourself.

TS: Why donít I have enough hot water? Our shower water never gets very hot and we run out of hot water all the time!

SLS: First of all, the water heater may be too small to fulfill your hot water needs. If the heater is a decent size, there may be a faulty plumbing installation so that the cold and hot water connections are crossed or one or both of the heating elements or thermostat could be defective.

An adequately sized hot water heater should always hold 75% of its capacity in hot water in order to fully serve the tenants and avoid too much strain on the heating system. You can calculate your water usage and demand online with water use calculators and then compare it to the size of your hot water heater. Additionally, DACAPS Hot Water Repairs in Perth is more than willing to advise you on the issue.

In order to check for a crossed plumbing connection, you should turn off the water supply to the water heater and open a hot water tap. A correct plumbing system will deliver no water. If there is water flow, a crossed connection has been confirmed and should be addressed.

DACAPS Hot Water Repairs in Perth will first check for power levels to the tank heating elements to ensure that theyíre fully working. If necessary, the heating elements will be replaced. The upper electrical thermostat is another component that will be tested in the repair inquiry process.

TS: The water that comes out of my taps is always too hot! Whatís wrong?

SLS: This problem is easy to diagnose and fix. The heating unitís internal thermostat is simply set too high so the water is heating up too much.

DACAPS Hot Water Repairs in Perth will first check the upper and lower heating elements in order to ensure that there is no malfunction in the heating elements. Then, the thermostat settings will be reduced to a normal setting to resolve the problem. A normal setting, for reference, is between 43 and 60 degrees Celsius.

TS: My hot water system is leaking somewhere!

SLS: Leaks can occur from multiple locations and DACAPS Hot Water Repairs in Perth has experience fixing all of the common problems. The temperature and pressure relief valve may be faulty or have a leak due to excessive pressure, overheating, or sticking. A loose heating element bolt or gasket could also result in a leak or there may corrosion in the tank itself that is letting out water. It is also possible that the leak derives from a near or overhead plumbing connection and is not actually related to the water tank itself.

A bucket should first be placed under the overflow pipe so that you can open and flush the temperature and pressure valve clear of debris. After flushing the valve, the leak should stop. If not, the temperature and pressure valve may need to be replaced. The thermostat setting could also be reduced to prevent tank overheating if that is thought to cause excessive opening of the temperature and relief valve.

If the leak originates in any of the pipe connection joints or a threaded connection DACAPS Hot Water Repairs in Perth recommends that you use an adjustable wrench to tighten the connection, though caution should be employed to not over-tighten any connection.

To resolve a leak from a heating element, one should turn the water and power off and then tighten the heating element mounting bolts. Without over-tightening, check for snugness and return water and power to the system. If the leak persists after all of the bolts are tightened then you will need to remove the heating element and replace the gasket.

Finally, it is possible that the leak originates from a corroded point on the water heater storage tank itself, in which case the water heater needs to be replaced.

TS: What is the high pitched whining noise that Iím hearing from my water heater?

SLS: A buildup of scale material on the electrical heating elements may be causing the high pitched noise that youíre hearing.

Flushing the water heater and de-scaling the water heater tank and elements will clean out the buildup and, hopefully, resolve the extraneous sounds. If the problem persists, DACAPS Hot Water Repairs in Perth may recommend installing a pair of low-watt density heating elements that transfer heat to water more efficiently with increased surface area. This improvement requires less electrical wattage compared to a standard high-wattage element.

 

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