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CENTRAL COAST HOT WATER SYSTEMS

WHY YOU NEED WIDE PLUMBING FOR YOUR HOT WATER SYSTEM

When it comes to hot water systems, it’s always best to work with a trusted local plumber. Whether you want to install a new one, replace your old system, or have a faulty one repaired, the work will be done more quickly, effectively, and not to mention safely when you entrust it to the professionals. You may be able to do it on your own, but you might miss out on a significant element which a highly trained and experienced plumber would definitely remember to check.

It’s also in your best interests to hire a local plumber instead of a plumbing company from other areas. For one, local plumbers are closer to you, meaning they will get to your location faster and promptly address any issues in your hot water systems. Even in the case of an emergency, they will be able to come to your home in short notice. The shorter travel distance also means they can give you lower rates because they have fewer and lower logistics expenses. And because local plumbers can give you a more accurate and affordable rate, you are sure to get more value for your hard-earned money.

Another advantage of getting a local plumber to handle the installation or repair of your hot water systems is that they are more familiar with the locale. This means that they have a deeper knowledge of the weather conditions as well as the geography of the area, so they will know the most appropriate kind to install, be it a solar, instantaneous, gas, or electric hot water system. When you have the right kind of hot water system, you will be able to maximize its capabilities and save on your utility bills.

Local plumbers are also more likely to understand your and your situation better because they well-versed with the community and its culture. They have also most likely serviced a lot of homes in the neighborhood; thus, they are familiar with common issues and this knowledge contributes to an even faster resolution of your hot water system problems. Being from the same area also means that it’s easier to build and cultivate affinity with them. When you trust your plumber, it’s easier for you to let them into your home to perform their jobs.

If you live in the Central Coast area and need the services of a local plumber for your hot water systems, give Wide Plumbing Services a call at 0419 012 750 or send an email to centralwideservices@gmail.com. You can rest assured that we will our jobs quickly and efficiently, with professionalism and honest pricing.

COMMON HOT WATER SYSTEM PROBLEMS

There are many reasons why your hot water system may become faulty or damaged. The good news is that there are fewer parts that might be causing the problem; the bad news is that you most likely don’t have sufficient experience to perform a DIY fix. And besides, when it comes to an appliance that is as important as a water heater, it’s best to entrust the job to professionals.

Here are some of the most common problems that homeowners often encounter with their hot water systems. If you experience any of these, call Wide Plumbing Services right away!

  • Water Leaks. The tank of your hot water system may leak from both the top and the bottom. If it has leaks on the top, the most likely culprits are loose or broken inlet pipes or a faulty or broken temperature and pressure valve. If it has leaks on the bottom, it could be due to condensation or a leaking drain valve. Leaks in the bottom of your hot water tank may also be caused by excessive pressure or a corroded tank.
  • No Hot Water or Not Enough Hot Water. If there’s no hot water flowing from your taps, it’s most likely that a heating element has failed. Depending on the kind of hot water system you have, your plumber may replace or simply clean the heating element. Meanwhile, the thermostat is the first thing you have to check if you don’t have enough hot water. You might just be setting it too low. However, if you already adjusted the thermostat and the problem persists, it’s possible that the thermostat is broken or the dip tube is broken or damaged.
  • Low Water Pressure. The most common reason for low water pressure in hot water systems? Your home may not have big enough pipes in its plumbing system. You need 3/4-inch pipes, not the 1/2-inch ones that come with older homes, for ample water pressure. If you already have 3/4-inch pipes, check if the water inlet valve is fully open. Sediments can also accumulate inside your pipes, leading to low water pressure. Depending on the condition of the pipes, they may have to be cleaned or replaced entirely.
  • Dirty or Smelly Hot Water. The main cause of dirty or smelly water is a corroded anode rod or hot water tank. Your plumber can quickly replace the anode rod, but the water tank is another problem. Your hot water may also emit a rust-like odour if there is a build-up of bacteria inside the tank. Quick fixes include turning up the temperature to about 60 or 70 degrees. If the odour persists, however, you might need to replace the anode rod or have professionals clean-out and disinfect the tank.
WHY SHOULD I USE WIDE PLUMBING?

For all your Central Coast plumbing needs, don’t hesitate to call Wide Plumbing Services. We have a team of professional plumbers ready to assist you at any time, who are continuously training with the latest techniques and up-to-date equipment to deliver high-quality work every time. We also guarantee that our work will last for a long time, giving you true value for money.

Wide Plumbing will also provide you with a free and no-obligation estimate so that when you decide to avail of our services, you will know how much you will pay at the outset — no surprise fees, guaranteed! And rest assured that we will ask you first before we proceed with any extra works, because we respect your time, your budget, your family, and your home.

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WHERE WE SERVICE

Wide Plumbing Services can reach you wherever you are in the Central Coast. Just give us a call at 0419 012 750 or email us at centralwideservices@gmail.com for any enquiries. We promise to be at your property promptly and address any concern you may have with your hot water systems and other plumbing needs.

Please find below a complete list of suburbs covered by Wide Plumbing Services.

  • Arcadia vale
  • Avoca
  • Avoca Beach
  • Awaba
  • Bateau Bay
  • Bensville
  • Berkeley Vale
  • Blackwall
  • Blue Bay
  • Blue Haven
  • Booker Bay
  • Bouddi
  • Budgewoi
  • Budgewoi Peninsula
  • Buff Point
  • Bushells Ridge
  • Calga
  • Canton Beach
  • Cedar Brush Creek
  • Central Mangrove
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • The new standard temperature that manufacturers use when pre-setting your hot water heater at the factory is typically 50 degrees centigrade. This is a sufficient temperature for most households. If you have an older model, you can set the thermostat at medium. Gas models usually have a dial on the front of the gas valve. Electric models have thermostats (there may be two) that are concealed behind the two panels on the side of the tank. You can adjust the temperature to meet your needs. Keep in mind that hot water also helps in minimizing the growth of bacteria. Consult your Wide Plumbing professional for the recommended temperatures for your particular needs. NOTE: Turn off the electricity to the water heater before performing any personal maintenance. There can be exposed wires behind the panels that may result in extreme shock.
  • Rumbling sounds can be an indication that sediment has built up on the bottom of the water heater. Water can become trapped in this sediment and begin to boil. This means the water heater is not operating efficiently and the sediment isn’t allowing the heat to transfer to the water in the tank. You may try draining a few gallons of water off the bottom of the water heater tank. This is done by attaching a drain hose to the valve at the bottom of the tank. Allow it to drain for about five minutes. Many newer models of water heaters have a new feature that prohibits the buildup of sediment in the tank. If your heater is an older model, it may be cost effective to replace the water heater if the buildup is severe. Contact Wide PLumbing for year-round maintenance of your water heater. WARNING: Hot water is dangerous. Discharge the water into a floor drain, laundry tub or bathtub. Hot water will kill your grass if allowed to run on your lawn and will also crack a toilet bowl if discharged into the toilet. Turn off power to water heater prior to draining.
  • If left undisturbed, roots from shrubs and trees will completely fill a pipe with multiple hair-like root masses at each point of entry. These root masses quickly become clogged with toilet tissue, grease and other debris flowing from your home to the main sewer, resulting in reduced flow, slow running drains and in most cases a complete blockage. Once roots have entered the pipe, they continue to grow and expand, exerting considerable pressure at the crack or joint. This increased pressure often breaks the pipe and may result in total collapse, which requires repair or replacement. Some pipe materials are more susceptible to root intrusion than others. Clay tile pipe is easily penetrated and damaged by tree roots. Concrete pipe and PVC pipe may also allow root intrusion, but to a lesser extent than clay pipe. PVC pipe usually has fewer joints and the tightly fitted joints are less likely to leak as a result of settlement around the pipe. Allow Wide Plumbing to use state-of-the-art inline drain cameras to view and record your drain problems with roots.
  • When considering any new fixture for your home, we recommend that you choose a fixture made by one of the major manufacturers. If cracks or fissures are present in the tank or bowl, this can impede the operation of the fixture. Poor mounting and deteriorating rings and seals can affect the operation as well.
  • You may want to check to see if a toilet is leaking. Check the water level in the tank to see if water is overflowing into the overflow pipe. This is the pipe in the middle of the tank which has a small tube connected to it. In the event water is running into the overflow pipe, adjust the fill valve to stop the flow approximately one inch below the top of the overflow tube or to the water level mark stamped on the side of the tank. Periodic maintenance by a plumbing professional will ensure proper operation.
  • It could be that you have lost your “air cushion.” To get it back, turn the water supply off at the main valve. Turn on all the taps around your home. Then turn on the main valve again and shut off each tap. This should take care of the problem.
  • First, try using a plunger. Second, try using a liquid drain opener, but use caution and read the directions. Third, you can remove the trap and remove any debris. Be careful if you have used a liquid drain opener, because there may be some in the trap. Fourth, if the clog is beyond the trap, there are drain augers that extend from about 15 feet to about 50 feet. There are also special enzyme-based drain openers, like the types used at Wide Plumbing, that will help dissolve buildup in pipes in older homes.

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