What To Do When You Don’T Have Enough Hot Water

If you are having hot water system issues that causing you not to have enough hot water for baths then possibly your tank needs replacing with a new hot water system. If you are looking to get a new system installed please call Plumbaround Pty Ltd to install a brand new energy efficient hot water system for you. Our number for all plumbing services is 07-30381038.

Tips To Maintain Your Hot Water System!

The water heater is one of the most important parts of your home. It helps you to keep warm and comfortable in winter, cool and comfortable in summer and provides you with clean drinking water all year round. You have to take care of it if you want it to last long and give you the service that you need.

The water heater is an expensive appliance and you should take good care of it. If you do not take proper care of your water heater, then it will not be able to provide you with the services that you require. Here are some tips for you:

  • Keep your tank full – Your water heater has to work continuously so that you can use it. The more water that is stored in the tank, the better the performance of the heater. Therefore, make sure that you keep your tank full at all times.
  • Insulate your tank – You should always insulate your water heater to ensure that it does not get too hot. This is because when the temperature gets higher, the water gets hotter and this can damage the heater.
  • Do not overload your heater – When you overload your water heater, you will be wasting money because the energy used to heat the water is not being used effectively.
  • Check the level of the water regularly – Make sure that you check the level of the water regularly. This is very important because the water should not get too low or too high.
  • Change the filter regularly – You should change the filter of the water heater regularly. The filter is the part that removes impurities from the water. If you do not change the filter, then it will not be effective and you will be wasting money.

These are some of the things that you should do to make sure that your water heater lasts longer and gives you the services that you need.

How To Save Hot Water!

In this day and age, it’s becoming more and more common to see people in their homes without hot water. The reasons are many, but the most common is that they simply don’t have the money to afford it. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to give up your home comfort just because you can’t afford to buy a hot water heater.

If you’re interested in saving some money, there are some things you can do to save on your home’s hot water.

What To Do To Save Money!

Conserve Your water…

The first thing you can do is try to conserve your hot water by not taking showers as often as possible. If you really need to take a shower, you should only do so when you absolutely need to. This will help to conserve your hot water, as well as your electricity.

Turn System Off…

Another way to save hot water is to try to turn off your hot water at night when you’re not using it. By turning it off, you’ll be saving yourself from having to pay for the cost of running it constantly.

Install A Tankless System…

Another thing you can do to save hot water is to install a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters are able to heat your water quickly, so you won’t have to wait as long for your water to get hot. They also require less energy than a traditional tank water heater, which means you’ll be saving money on your electric bill. If you don’t want to invest in a tankless water heater, you can always use a tank water heater with a storage tank. This will allow you to heat your water when you need it, instead of waiting for it to heat up.

Use Cold Showers Instead…

Another thing you may be able to do to save hot water is try to use cold water instead of hot. Cold water takes longer to heat up, so you’ll have to wait a little longer before you can use it. This will save you from having to pay for the energy used to heat your water. Also, if you’re planning on doing any washing, try to wash your clothes in cold water instead of hot. This will save you from using a lot of energy heating your water.

If none of these things work for you, you may want to consider investing in a tankless water heater or a tank water heater with a tank. Either one of these options will allow you to heat your hot water quickly, so you won’ have to wait as long for it to heat up. Call a plumber for a quote on 07-30381038 in Brisbane

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Hot water systems in Brisbane

Hot water systems in Brisbane

Now that the weather is becoming cooler, we are naturally using more hot water. This means our hot water systems are placed under more pressure to produce hot water quicker and to top up more often, also heating for longer.

Why Call A Licensed Plumber To Install Your Hot Water System

The following are reasons you will need to contact your local trusted plumber –

  1. If you find you are experiencing a reduction in hot water or intermittent hot water;
  2. A valve at the hot water system is constantly leaking and hasn’t stopped or has increased in leakage;
  3. Your hot water system has burst at the seams and / or is leaking from the top or base;

Contact our office 073038-1038 today to book in a plumber to inspect your hot water system.


You can call PlumbAround to fix any hot water issues you may have such as reduction in hot water, a leaking value or the hot water system has a leak. Call experienced plumbers to help get your hot water supply back on.
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5 Quick & Easy Tips to Ensure You Don’t Run Out of Hot Water This Winter

5 Quick & Easy Tips to Ensure You Don’t Run Out of Hot Water This Winter

Have you ever had your hot steaming shower rudely interrupted by ice cold water running down your back?

Especially in the middle of winter?

About 25% of the energy used in your home goes towards heating your water so there should be no excuses for having a cold shower!

Here are 5 quick and easy tips to ensure you never have a cold shower again!

1. Check the hot water system’s general condition

Look for any signs of rust or degradation on the exterior of the tank itself.

Start at the seams on the tank, which can be a weak spot. (this is particularly true of older tanks.)

While the inside itself may function (and heat the water), if there is a leak from the seams, you will be losing hot water and/or wasting electricity/gas.

Also make sure the hot water tank hasn’t misshapen as that would indicate that it’s time to call a plumber.

Lastly, check for rust. This usually goes hand-in-hand with leakage, but can also be caused by the tank itself degrading over time.

2. Inspect the Safety Relief Valve

If you’ve got a continuous dribble in your hot water valve, you might have particles caught in the valve itself.

This is a pretty easy fix.

Gently open the valve with the control lever or knob, and release a bit of water.

This will hopefully move any particles, dust or what have you caught in the mechanism.

Anything more than a drip, contact us and we’ll come out and take a look for you.

3. Inspect other hot water system valves

 If you’ve got a continuous dribble on any kind coming from the hot water system valves, it may mean you are wasting valuable water.

In these cases, you may need to enlist a plumber to inspect the possible replacement of the valves.

4. Size Matters!

An undersized water heater is usually the culprit if it seems like you never have enough hot water in your home.

If the problem is chronic—or if you’ve increased your needs for hot water by installing a big new soaking tub or high-flow shower head—you’ll probably need to get a new, larger water heater.

We’ve got access to some great hot water service dealers and can organise and replace your hot water system for you if needed.

5. Type of Hot Water System

Knowing what kind of hot water system you have can make a huge difference.

It’s surprising how many owners are unaware of having to fill their hot water units!

Check to see if your property’s water storage unit that requires filling with water every 3 months.

If it is a gas hot water system, check to see if the pilot light is still lit?

Taking the time to check your hot water system for these common issues could mean the difference between a hot and a cold shower tonight!

If you find that your hot water system needs a little extra attention by a professional plumber call the team at Plumbaround today.

Mention this blog article when you call and we’ll waive our call out fee ($60 saving).

Or book online by clicking on the link below.

Water leak repair in Brisbane City

Check out this video Boxing day fun of the water leak Warwick attended to on Boxing Day 2016!  😯 😥   The leak was in a high rise in Brisbane City with no plumbing suppliers open to source parts from because of the Boxing Day public holiday.  Upon arrival to the high rise building, Plumbaround Pty Ltd found a constant dripping from the ceiling from floor 22 in the corridor.Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 8.01.37 AM

After investigation work, Warwick found there to be a split in the pipe on a bend. In an attempt to install a repair band on the damaged which is directly on the elbow (bend of the pipe), it has worsened the leak and then needed to be cut out.  Without suppliers open to source the parts he needed, Warwick has had to fabricate a new bend out of what parts he had available in the truck.

The affected section of pipework has been cut out while still under pressure (hot water still flowing through the pipe) as the hot water was unable to be fully shut down.  Hours later and after testing all works, the repair band was holding pressure! Exciting times, with burns to his hands and all  😥Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 8.01.57 AM

Far from a relaxing day on the Boxing Day public holiday!  Just another day @ work with Plumbaround Pty Ltd and the start of the busiest 3 weeks we have seen.  We thought the lead up to Christmas was busy but that was just the beginning  🙂  🙂

If you come across a leak or water stains, especially with hot water, enlist the services of a Qualified Plumber such as Plumbaround Pty Ltd to commence investigative work before the situation worsens and damages your home and belongings.

Our Plumbaround Pty Ltd office staff and highly qualified plumbers are always happy to talk with you about a leak or water damage situation to ensure you receive the correct information about what course of action if required.

We are available day and night to take your calls or will endeavour to respond to your email ASAP!!!  

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Community Involvement in Northside Brisbane

The start of November has been very busy and also enjoyable for us here @ Plumbaround Pty Ltd.  We have been inundated with emergencies from blocked drains to severe water leaks and failing hot water systems.  Our plumbers have been kept ever so busy and run off their feet (no complaints here though).

14940059_1387373071286710_2392171210686104314_oTuesday was enjoyed by all with an afternoon off work to celebrate the Melbourne Cup race.  We put on food to share and drinks for those that work for us, support our business and work in conjunction with us.   Many thanks to the Aspley Central Tavern for having our function and the wonderful atmosphere and food!

This morning (Thursday) was a business meeting with the NOW – Northwest Business Group and it is always lovely to hear from like minded individuals and businesses who want to be involved in their local community.  As business owners, we all have a commitment to bring about change and raise awareness in our local community for issues that are important for everyone.  It warms  my heart to see everyone wanting to be involved.

As a plumbing company, we come into contact with so many people, businesses and community groups.  We @ Plumbaround Pty Ltd are always looking to get involved and support those around us.  We are very blessed to live and work in an area where the community is so important.   Go Northside Brisbane!!!!


If you are wanting more information about local community events in our local area please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/plumbaround where you will find links and posts on local events.

Giving back to the community warms the heart and coming into the end of the year reminds us all of the importance helping one another and those around us.