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If your household needs to grab a cold shower, it can land you in hot water with your family members. On the other hand, if the water is too hot, it can result in serious injuries. So, it’s key that you enlist the services of hot water inspection experts to keep everything working and your loved ones and tenants safe. 

Yet, finding an experienced plumber who you can rely on is in many instances difficult. Some catch you off guard with hidden costs, while others are slow to fix issues with your piping.

As Reed Plumbing and Drainage Solutions is a family-run business, we know that you want to give your loved ones only the best. For the past five years, we’ve used state-of-the-art technology to help customers with their plumbing. During our time in business, we’ve quickly grown the Reed Plumbing and Drainage Solutions team to over 20 hard-working specialists who are passionate about the plumbing industry. 

Why is it important to get a hot water inspection service in Melbourne?

Your hot water system is actually no different to a lot of other assets like your motor vehicle as it, too, needs to be inspected regularly. Fail to maintain it, and it opens the door to potential issues. So, if you don’t want to be greeted by a flooded bathroom or a cold shower one morning, it’s key that you get your piping system inspected from time to time. 

After all, a stitch in time saves nine, and it’s much easier and cost-effective to repair a minor issue than what it is to replace an entire hot water system. What’s more, maintenance can extend its lifespan. 

What does a this type of inspection entail?

During a hot water inspection, a trained plumber will complete a number of checks. These include:

  • Measuring the airflow
  • Inspecting key parts like panels, ducts, filters, valves, coils, and anodes
  • Flushing the system
  • Checking the thermostat

The plumber will also check the overall condition of the hot water system (and keep in mind how old it is) to ascertain if it’s perhaps time to be replaced. While this is luckily quick and easy to check, it’s a task for a trained professional who’ll know what to look out for. For example, just because there are leaks, doesn’t necessarily mean that the whole water heater should be replaced. So, during a hot water inspection, the plumber will also check if there are any connections that need to be replaced or simply tightened to prevent leaks down the line. 

Can you inspect your plumbing yourself?

There are certain tasks that require little to no technical expertise that you can do on your own. You can, for example, ensure that the hot water unit is kept clean. Then, you can also give the system a flush as needed. It’s recommended that you flush the tank about once a week for the first three months after you’ve installed the water heater. If you haven’t recently installed the piping system, you can flush the system about twice a year. By flushing the tank from time to time, you help to clear sediment. This can help to extend the lifespan of your system. 

Other tasks, like checking the sacrificial anode and measuring the airflow, are best left to the professionals. 

How often should you complete a hot water inspection?

Irrespective of which type of water heater you have, it’s key that you inspect your water heater every year. While you might view this as an unnecessary cost, keep in mind that it will be a lot less than what it will cost to replace an entire water heater prematurely because of poor maintenance. 

Choosing the right plumber for your piping

Finding a reliable plumber for a hot water inspection can prove more challenging as the quality of workmanship often doesn’t match the promises that were made. In addition to experience, licensing and registration, here are a few of the other main factors to consider when choosing the best plumber in Melbourne. 

  • Family-run plumbing businesses are usually more reliable and efficient than service providers that offer their services across Australia. The reason for this is simple: a local, family-run plumbing business has more stake in their business and greatly values their reputation. 
  • Testimonials and other forms of social proof remain one of the best indicators of the type of service that you can expect. If a plumbing business has too many negative reviews, it usually points to a bigger problem. 
  • There’s always a possibility that your hot water inspection will reveal a plumbing problem that will require your immediate attention. So, it’s key that the plumber offers a 24/7 emergency response service too. 
  • While you might be interested in only inspecting your hot water system today, later down the line you might need help with other services. For this reason, it’s better to work with a plumbing company that offers a wide range of services from the start. 

Is it time to inspect your hot water system?

If you’ve neglected your hot water system, it’s not too late to get it inspected by a trained professional. When you hire Reed Plumbing and Drainage solutions for their hot water inspection services, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you’ve done everything in your power to ensure your hot water system is still in good working condition and improve its lifespan. Our professional technicians are members of Master Plumbers Association, we are compliant with all relevant Australian Standards and compliant with many major international standards for business and plumbing excellence. 

What’s more, we also offer a 24/7 emergency service. So, in the unfortunate event that we identify a bigger problem, you can rest assured knowing that, even in an emergency plumbing situation, you can look forward to prompt and punctual service. 

Email us with your enquiry by filling in the form here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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