As water heating systems age in Darwin, their functionality starts to decline.
Faults in hot water systems are often from rust, causing leaks or factures - or from sentiment build up in the bottom of the tank, causing it to make strange sounds. You may even notice a need for repair after experiencing a loss of hot water out of taps or shower heads.
Don’t wait for a plumbing catastrophe before fixing small issues with your hot water system. In some cases there are minor fixes that can be done before the whole hot water system fails and needs replacing.
When a hot water system isn't running smoothly, it works harder and uses more energy. This increases power costs. Even with our Territorian heat, plumbing hot water units still use similar amounts of energy to water heaters in colder climates.
Generally in a climate like Darwin’s, most water heaters last 8 – 10 years.
If your water heater is in a location that will cause damage to your home, you should consider hiring a licensed plumber to replace it as soon as possible. Especially if you notice any of signs of it failing:
rusty water coming out of taps
water around the water heater
rumbling or noise coming from the heater
the storage tank has burst
you have no hot water
no water flow from the tap.
At Pett Plumbing and Gas Darwin, our team of professional Darwin plumbers, and gas fitters are experts in plumbing. We specialise in hot water repair - gas, solar and electric. We also supply, install and repair heat pumps and associated appliances.