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June 11th, 2010

Troubleshooting with electrical water heaters

Today numerous households and residences have their hot water supplied by an electric heater.  Even though this system is reliable, there are often problems that arise due to certain parts failing or breaking down.

If your electrical heater is malfunctioning there are a number of possible causes for that situation. Therefore, it is best to contact us at the Local Sydney Plumber as we diagnose the problem free of charge and repair the problem at a competitive price.

One of the potential problems is that there is not enough hot water or that the temperature is lower than appropriate. If so, the lower thermostat might be dysfunctional. This is no problem for Local Sydney Plumber experts who are always ready to help you.

Another issue that may pop up is if the water heater is leaking. There are a few possible sources of this leakage. One is the TPR (temperature-pressure relief) valve or the drain valve.

The heating element gasket is also a possible spot of leakage. If this is the situation, then you will have to turn the power off and make sure that the water supply is shut down. I

If the water pipes are leaking, you should check them and try tightening the fitting at which the water is running to the outside. It might be necessary to replace the fitting.

To sum up, the most important thing is to always check for the correctness of your electric heater. Proper installation will decrease the risk of any damage or faulty working. If problems with your hot water supply arise, contact the Local Sydney Plumber for honest upfront advice.

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