Why Would the Hot Water Randomly Stop Working?

06 / 06 / 2022

If your hot water stopped working all of a sudden, it could be because of a malfunction in the power supply or fuel source (could include the electrical components and gas supply and connections). Another potential reason is a failed heating element or burner. As a result, the water heater doesn’t work or fails to turn on in the first place. 

What are the root causes? 

Why did those parts or components fail? It could be a result of defective manufacturing, improper installation or natural wear and tear. This happens occasionally even in known brands of hot water systems. After all, the reason could be totally random or outside of everyone’s control. Fortunately, if your hot water is of a popular brand, most likely the repair costs will be covered by the warranty. 

If the warranty is still valid, you don’t have to find out for yourself the cause of the malfunctioning hot water. You also don’t have to worry about the repair because an experienced technician can do it for you instead. In addition, it’s for your own safety because the failure might have been caused by a hazardous electrical connection or a major leak. These problems should be addressed by a professional to ensure safety and prevent further damage. 

How to prevent water heater problems 

As mentioned earlier, defects and problems can still occur for reasons outside of our control. Fortunately, we can still minimise or prevent most of those problems if the hot water system undergoes timely and regular maintenance. 

It’s highly recommended that the hot water undergoes maintenance once every six months. Aside from flushing out the sediments, this timely maintenance also helps in keeping the hot water in top condition. The hot water won’t have to work hard and this will help prevent or slow down the natural wear and tear of the parts and components. As a result, the water heater will last longer or undergo fewer problems in the long run. 

Whether it’s about hot water maintenance or urgent repair (especially if your water heater suddenly stopped working or you suspect a leak or electrical hazard), you can contact us here at NSW Hot Water. One of our experienced technicians will address the problem right away for your own safety and convenience.