Instead of waiting until your hot water cylinder fails, leaving you stranded without any hot water for baths, showers and washing dishes, it is helpful to recognise the signs of a fault with your hot water cylinder.
While a new hot water cylinder installation should last a long time (between 6 to 10 years, depending on the type), it is essential to note that this hot water workhorse will eventually need repair or replacement.
Read on to learn about warning signs to pay attention to that might indicate that it is time for a new hot water cylinder installation.
The Water Is Not Hot Enough
If your hot water cylinder fails to heat the water to the normal temperature, it is a sure sign that something is not working correctly and should be checked out.
A Drop In Water Pressure And Strange Noises
Sediment and limescale can build up in your pipes and hot water cylinder and, left unrectified, can be detrimental to the overall health of your hot water cylinder installation. Sediment will reduce your hot water cylinder’s energy efficiency and heating performance and lead to pipes becoming blocked with a resultant drop in water pressure.
Gurgling, popping and rumbling sounds are also an indication of sedimentary build-up and should be attended to.
Rust-Coloured Water Or Bits Of Rust In The Water
If your hot water is turning a rusty, brown colour or if you notice little bits of rust coming out of the hot water tap, this is a sign that something in your hot water system has rusted. These rust spots will spread and lead to leaks, so it is best to take them seriously and get them attended to.
Your plumber will be able to inspect the system to determine what has rusted and whether or not you will need a new hot water cylinder installation.
The area around your hot water cylinder should be inspected periodically for leaks. Depending on where your cylinder is installed, a leak can potentially cause a great deal of damage to property. There are multiple reasons why the system could leak, but it is best to call your plumber immediately to rectify the situation.
Contact Wilco Plumbing Services today for top advice on a new hot water cylinder installation. Our team of experts is standing by to assist you with quality plumbing repairs, modifications, installations and complete bathroom renovations. No plumbing jobs are too big or too small for us.