How to Extend Your Hot Water System’s Lifespan

13 / 09 / 2021

You should regularly inspect your water heater for leaks, cracks and wearing if you want your system to last longer (and also avoid expensive repairs). It’s also important to have the water heater undergo maintenance every 6 months and a major service each year.

How to extend your hot water system’s lifespan

When it comes to the annual major service, a qualified plumber should do this (you can call the company where you bought the water heater for sure recommendations and if they have their own technicians). This annual service may take more than an hour because of the possible complete draining and other tasks.

For the maintenance every 6 months, you can do it yourself but it’s still highly recommended and encouraged to have it done by a qualified plumber. Although there are detailed instructions in the Owner’s Manual, you might still want a professional to do the maintenance if you want to ensure safety. This maintenance work may include working on the valves on pressure temperature relief and expansion control.

On your own, you can regularly check the pressure and temperature relief valve for any anomalies. Any discrepancy can mean a malfunction in the entire system and may cause the water heater to overwork (which will drive up your gas or electricity bill). It’s crucial to call a professional right away to fix the problem. In addition, you can also inspect your water heater and its surroundings for leaks. Aside from the resulting waste of water and energy, the leaks will also cause the system to overwork (and make the components wear out faster). You can ask for technical assistance if you see any signs of leaks and if you suspect something’s wrong with the tank, piping or the entire hot water system.

For immediate technical assistance about your water heater, you can phone us at (02) 9722 4500 (and 0404 136 681 for after hours). Promptly we’ll send a hot water specialist to do the required maintenance or perform the repairs on your water heater.