Take action fast before it turns into a bigger problem.
Call Mott Plumbing Adelaide now and we will talk you through the steps over the phone to make sure you shut off your hot water system quickly and safely. We can also talk you through the options for repair or replacement of your hot water system if needed.
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Step 1: How to identify the leak
If it is the pressure/temperature relief valve on the side of the unit, this is a very common issue. It is normal for these valves to leak occasionally during each heating cycle.
Locate the valve on the side of the tank near the top, then lift and drop the silver lever three or four times to open, close and clear any blockages and valve seats. If the leak stops, your problem is likely solved. If it keeps going, you may need a replacement valve. This is a relatively inexpensive repair that will extend the life of your system, so it is well worth doing.
There is also a pressure relief valve usually on the low level inlet piping connections which may also need the same approach as above if it is continually passing water
If the leak is at the top or the bottom of the Hot water system – STOP!
DO NOT TOUCH THE HOT WATER SYSTEM WITHOUT TURNING OFF THE ELECTRICITY TO IT AT YOUR POWER BOARD
If your gas hot water system is leaking you will need to turn off the gas. Look for another pipe (gas) running into the system and turn it off at that tap or lever valve.
Step 2: Turning Off The Water
Once the gas or electricity has been turned off, next you need to turn off the water on the inlet pipe to the heater. This applies to electric, solar and gas hot water units.
Look for a small black tap or lever valve on a pipe leading into the bottom of the unit. Turn this off fully. If you can’t find the inlet tap, or it has seized up, you may need to turn off the water at the mains water meter. But before you do, it’s a good idea to prepare ahead and fill the kettle or a jug with water for drinking and have a couple of buckets of water handy so you can flush the toilet.
Step 3: Call A Licensed Plumber (If You Haven’t Already)
Mott Plumbing are licensed Adelaide Plumbers servicing the local market for more than 30 years. We are reliable, experienced and ready to help you. We are experts in all brands and models of Hot Water Systems:
- Electric hot water systems
- Gas hot water systems
- Solar hot water systems
- Heat pumps
- Boosted solar hot water systems
We’ll investigate the water heater problem and advise you on the best solution. We’ll also arrange to take the old unit away, so you don’t have to worry about disposing of it safely. We make everything as easy, convenient and efficient as possible for you.