Tired of having cold showers?
Contact us now to get a Brisbane hot water system repair expert to your place fast.
There is nothing more relaxing at the end of a long day than a hot shower. It’s the perfect way to unwind and wash away all your stress. So when your hot water system starts playing up and spoils that relaxation time, you want a fast and affordable fix.
The experienced team at 1st Choice Hot Water are here to help. We offer expert hot water system repairs in Brisbane and anywhere in Queensland.
We understand that a hot water heater is an essential household appliance. You need a reliable stream of hot water for showers, washing dishes, doing laundry and much more. A faulty hot water unit not only means having to endure cold showers, the running costs will also blow out through poor energy efficiency. Without proper repairs, you could even have to pay for a whole new hot water system installation.
With over 40 years experience in repairing and replacing every type of hot water system, 1st Choice Hot Water has the know-how to get the job done efficiently — every time. It’s why we’ve been qualified Rheem and Stiebel Eltron service agents for years. Our expert team of hot water plumbers and technicians are fully trained and licenced by Rheem and carry a full range of spare parts with them.
If your hot water system isn’t running as it should, call in a professional to inspect the problem. 1st Choice Hot Water will quickly identify the cause of the trouble and how to fix it. We can help whether you have a blown electrical fuse or need to replace a gas hot water system. We also provide warranty repairs for electric and gas hot water systems throughout Queensland.
Our service area includes:
- Gold Coast
1st Choice Hot Water is committed to providing the best customer service when you need gas or electric hot water system repairs in Brisbane and anywhere else in Queensland. Simply complete the below form and we’ll be in touch shortly.
Simply complete the below form and we’ll be in touch shortly.
Please note: The more info you can provide (especially the brand and model number of your hot water heater) the faster we can help. Sometimes we might even be able to solve your problem with a quick phone call or email (and save you some money into the bargain).
QBCC Act Licence No. 719604
Qld. Electrical Contractors Licence 35130
Common Signs That You Need Hot Water System Repairs
Hot water systems are expected to last about a decade, but they don’t often just stop working completely. You’ll start to notice a range of symptoms that usually indicate your unit is in need of repairs. To avoid waking up without hot water, you should watch out for these potential issues with your home’s hot water system.
Inconsistent Water Temperature
The most obvious sign that your hot water system has a problem is an inconsistent water temperature. It might take longer to heat up, never get as hot as it used to or simply run out much quicker than expected.
This can be as simple as repairing a faulty heating element or burst pipe, but you should have it checked out by a professional hot water plumbing service before it becomes a more expensive issue.
Hot water systems are designed to be relatively quiet so you should take note of any strange noises. Typical sounds that come from a failing hot water system include popping, banging or an echo.
These sounds generally indicate that sediment has built up within the system. Water can be trapped under a layer of sediment which then heats and bubbles as it attempts to escape. Your tank will take longer to heat the water which will increase your utility bills.
Leaks and Corrosion
The first sign of a water leak might be mould or damp patches near the system or corrosion around the pipe fittings. This can often be repaired, but if water is leaking from the tank (and not the connections) then you need to replace your hot water system as soon as possible.
Metal expands when it is heated so the leak is likely to increase if not dealt with properly. A leaking pressure relief valve often indicates that the water heater can no longer handle the pressure and heat in the storage tank. If you have an electric system, water leaks can also cause serious harm from electric shocks.
If your cold water is clear, but your hot water is a murky or rusty colour then the problem is either your system or your hot water pipes. To determine which is failing, run your hot water for a while. If the liquid clears then the problem is most likely your pipes.
If not, it is a good sign that your hot water system is failing and should be replaced soon. The cause of the brown, rusty water is due to corrosion and if ignored you could end up with a damaging leak.
Sulphuric (Rotten Egg) Smell
If your home is fitted with an LPG or natural gas hot water system, you should be wary of a distinct sulphur smell coming from your hot water heater. Sulphur is described as smelling like rotten eggs and is often the first sign of a highly dangerous gas leak.
Gas leaks are flammable and put your home at risk of fires and explosions. Immediately contact a hot water technician or gas fitter if you notice a possible gas leak coming from your hot water system.