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When Is Hot Water Tank Replacement Crucial?

All hot water tanks have a limited functional life; ultimately, you’ll have to replace it. Using a damaged or very old hot water system will mean you have to put up with problems such as excessively high energy bills, inefficient heating, and rusty water. We at SPS Northern Suburbs strongly believe that getting all plumbing issues fixed the minute you notice that something is amiss, is one of the best ways to avoid expensive repairs down the line.

If you are looking for a licensed plumber in Northern Suburbs for hot water replacement services, we are the company to call. There are various reasons why hot water tank replacement can be crucial such as:

1. The age of the system

Consider the age of the hot water system. If it is over 10 years of age, you must keep a close eye on its functioning. Most systems of good brands can last for between 10 and 15 years, depending on how well they have been used and maintained. If your system is old, you must check it to ensure its functioning as it should. Make sure you replace the tank as soon as you notice any problems.

2. Regular Water Testing   

The first sign of an aging or affected hot water system is when the water doesn’t get heated sufficiently if you find that the water isn’t heating up at all or taking too long to heat up, its time to get the system checked by a professional plumber.

3. Shorter Hot Water Supply Duration

Check how long the hot water supply lasts. For instance, if the hot water would previously last long enough for a leisurely shower, but doesn’t do so now, there could be a leak in the tank. This is something you should be getting checked on time. 

4. Check the Floor Near The Hot Water Tank

If you notice water puddled around the hot water tank, it indicates there is a leak in the tank. If you do not replace the tank without delay, you will end up losing hot water consistently, which will increase your water and energy bills. Regardless of whether the leak is small or big, you must call in a licensed plumber to check the system.

Some property owners believe that they can seal the spot where the tank has sprung a leak. But simply patching the hole won’t help and in most cases, complete replacement becomes the only practical solution.  

If you have noticed any of these problems in your hot water system, call us without delay. We are committed to providing our clients value for money and make sure that they receive efficient services at cost-effective pricing. If you have any questions about our services or want a free no-obligation quote, get in touch with us at SPS Plumbers. Our number is (02) 9099 9613, you can also fill in the contact us form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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