Hot Water Repairs Melbourne
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Looking for the right team to resolve all your hot water repair needs? Reed Plumbing & Draining has the expertise, professionalism, and technology to get the job done.
Founded by John Reed in 2017, Reed Plumbing and Drainage Solutions is a family-owned team of plumbing experts based in Melbourne, Australia. At Reed Plumbing and Draining, we pride ourselves on our reliability, our transparency, and our expertise for all of your plumbing needs. Faulty pipes, leaks, clogged drains — we do it all, and we can resolve your plumbing problems before you have to deal with out-of-control repair costs, floods, and worse.
How do I know if I need Melbourne hot water repair?
Concerned you may need hot water repair? This may seem like a problem that you can just ignore, but a faulty water system can lead to cold showers, cold food, ineffective laundry machines, and other major day-to-day hassles. Some warning signs to look out for include:
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How much do Melbourne hot water repairs cost?
Though the cost will vary depending on the source of your water issue (and the parts required for the repair), you can expect to pay between $100 and $300 for your repair. Keep in mind, though, that this cost will rise significantly if you need an entirely new water system, and that can cost you as much as $1,400 — particularly if you get an entirely new gas system.
How to spot Melbourne’s best plumbers
Make sure that you find a plumber that knows what they’re doing when it comes to water heaters. Remember – just because someone can unclog a sink doesn’t mean they’ll know how to repair your complex water system (and choosing someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing could mean cold showers for days).
To avoid this, ask your plumber directly if they have the experience and skill needed to fix your particular water system. From there, make sure that they have open availability and that their rates are reasonable.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Melbourne Hot Water Repairs
This depends on the age of your system and the degradation experienced. Of course, you want to fix your heater as no one wants a cold shower, right? That said, it’s important to keep in mind that water heaters typically have a life span of 10-15 years. If your heater is nearing the end of that range, you may need to install a new hot water system rather than a repair. That said, if your system was recently installed and you’ve noticed problems out of the blue, a simple replacement might be all that your household needs.
Yes — if you know what you’re doing. However, there’s a lot to keep in mind, including the make of your water heater, the model, and whether it uses gas or electricity. If you don’t know these details, it’s better to leave things to the experts. After all, if you break it further you’ll have to purchase a replacement, which will take time and money.
A typical water heating system will last anywhere from 10-15 years. If you’re not sure how old your unit is, you can check the serial number to verify (or ask someone in your family who may know the answer to this question). It’s also important to identify the heat source of your water. Gas systems (10-15 years) typically last longer than an electric system (8-12 years).
Generally speaking, yes. Although water usage will vary person to person (and you sometimes may have a single person or a couple that needs a larger water tank, a 160-250 litre water heater should be large enough for a family of four. If you have 5-7 people in your family, you may need a water heater with a 250-315 litre tank.
Alternatively, people who live alone or with one other person will usually get enough hot water to shower, do laundry, and wash dishes using a 125 litre tank.
If you’re confused, ask about the water heater size in previous homes you’ve lived in. As a rule of thumb, if you regularly run 2-4 appliances at once (like a dishwasher, laundry machine, and shower, for example) you may need a larger tank than you might otherwise expect.