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.

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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!!!!

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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.