What to do when you have no hot water?

There is nothing worse than standing in the shower, waiting for the hot water that never comes as you slowly accept your cold-showered fate. Although some people swear by daily cold showers, for the rest of us, running out of hot water in the house is nothing but a nuisance. Although your best bet is to immediately call a professional, you can try these few tips out first to be absolutely sure the situation isn’t easily fixable.

How to fix the hot water

Wait for water tank to re-heat

For a lot of households, the main reason the hot water runs out is because all the heated water in the tank has been used. This commonly occurs when multiple people are having longer back-to-back showers. To test if this is the case, wait for an hour and check to see if the hot water returns. If it does not, you may have a serious problem on your hands.

If this problem persists, it may be worth investing in a larger water tank for your household. It is also possible that leaks are occurring, as a slight amount of moisture can cause serious havoc.

Gas hot water heaters

If your water heater is powered by gas, there may be a problem with the gas supply, resulting in a lack of heating. This is usually either a problem with the burner or the pilot light but can also be a gas leak. If a smell similar to sulfur or rotten eggs persists within the area, immediately turn off the gas valve and seek professional assistance.

Electric hot water heaters

The main reasons for an electric hot water heater to fail is a loss of power. This is commonly either through a breaker being tripped or a possible water leak interrupting the electrical system. On average, electric heaters have a lifespan of 8-10 years. If yours is approaching this it is best to get professionals in to assess the situation and give you recommendations.

What to do If you suspect a leak

If you need a 24-hour emergency plumber in Perth, JCS Plumbing provide mobile water and gas plumbing services at any hour of the day. We are equipped and experienced to deal with any emergency in a responsive and professional manner. Whether it is hot water systems, pipes and drains, sewers, retic or more, we will be there when you need us most!

Call JCS Plumbing today

For commercial plumbing within the Perth and Fremantle area, your first call should be JCS plumbing.  Our 15 years of experience have given us a reputation as one of Perth’s most reliable services for your water and gas plumbing needs. Our high-quality, 24-hour plumbing service means we are always ready to assist you, no matter the time or the situation. We are mobile, meaning we can get to you in a timely manner when you need it the most!

Call us today for an obligation-free quote and we’ll figure out together what the best way is to help you!

Preparing plumbing for summer months

Summer is coming, and with it the sweet sunshine, glorious beaches, and sizzling barbecues. The heat also brings with it the need to prepare. Although slip, slop and slapping is good, you also need to make sure all of your plumbing is up to scratch. As water usage is at its peak through entertaining guests, increases in cooking and showers, watering the garden and playing with kids, the last thing you want is to be dealing with burst or leaky pipes in the heat.

How to prepare for summer

Gutters and drains

With the warm weather comes an excess in dead leaves, fallen branches and other natural waste which can find their way into your gutters and drains. All this junk in your gutters can cause your down-pipes and drains to clog up – nasty for when those summer storms hit. Clean gutters are also important defences against bushfires, as natural wastes arer highly flammable. Serious blockages create serious damage, so getting them cleared ahead of time will help prevent some costly episodes.

Taps and pipes

With the cold winter months putting extra stress on your taps and pipes, little cracks and fractures may have developed and can be accentuated by increased summer usage. Checking garden taps and outdoor pipes for leaks before watering the garden and cooling the kids down could save you lots of money in the future.

Sprinklers

Nobody wants a dead lawn in summer, and even with Perth’s water restrictions, it is still important to make sure you’re not paying for water that you aren’t using. With increased usage, smaller parts within the sprinkler can become worn out, leading to leakages that will flush your money away.

Toilets and cisterns:

Summer sundowners and the festive season are around the corner! However, increasing socialising means your bathrooms and toilets are going to be put under the pump. With a house full of people, the last thing you want is to be stuck without a working toilet. Getting these checked over will mean you can entertain with a peace of mind.

What to do if you suspect a leak

As soon as a leak is suspected, professional solutions should be sought straight away. Experts are quick and knowledgeable, being able to find and fix big and small leaks before they get out of hand! For all leak detections in Perth, get in contact with JCS Plumbing.

Call JCS Plumbing today

For commercial plumbing in Perth and Fremantle, your first call should be JCS plumbing. Our 15 years of experience have given us a reputation as one of Perth’s most reliable services for your water and gas plumbing needs. Our high-quality, 24-hour plumbing service means we are always ready to assist you, no matter the time or the situation. We are mobile, meaning we can get to you in a timely manner when you need it the most!

Call us today for an obligation-free quote and we’ll figure out together what the best way is to help you!

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