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No Hot Water?

We can fix it all in the same day!

Our team of experts is equipped to handle any type of hot water system, including Gas, Solar, Electric, and heat pump models. And with fully stocked vehicles, we can get your hot water up and running again in no time!

At Safeguard Plumbers, we understand that hot water emergencies can be frustrating and inconvenient. That’s why we offer fast service and can be on-site within an hour to diagnose the issue and provide a solution.

Our years of experience in the industry have prepared us to service, install, and replace a wide range of hot water heaters, including top brands like Rinnai, Rheem, Dux, Everhot, and more.

Don’t suffer through another cold shower or unreliable hot water system. Call Safeguard Plumbers today and let us take care of all your hot water needs!

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Electric Hot Water

Electric hot water systems can be storage, electric assisted or instant systems.

Electric storage systems heat the water in the tank and as the hot water is drawn out from the tank, it is replaced with cold water, which triggers the reheating process. Storage tanks under 100 litres are powered continuously while tanks over 100 litres have the option of off-peak electricity which is cheaper and will heat up at night time. Electric heated storage tanks are relatively cheap to buy and install, but is usually the most expensive to run. Instant electric hot water systems simply heat the water as it is required and require 3 phase electrical connection.

Safeguard Plumbers can provide you with expert advice and help you decide on the best system for you.

Solar Hot Water Heaters

Solar hot water systems use roof mount solar collectors to absorb energy from the sun, which is then used to heat water that flows into a storage tank.

Solar hot water systems can provide you with free hot water, however they are sun-dependent and on cloudy days this system may experience little to no solar heated water. This is why solar hot water systems are designed with a water heating booster that is powered by electricity or gas and will turn on when the system senses that there is not enough hot water in the storage tank.

It is best to seek expert advice to help you decide on whether a solar water heater is best for you and Safeguard Plumbers are here to help.

Gas Hot Water Heater

Natural gas water heaters generally create far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electric powered hot water systems. This is because natural gas burns more efficiently than the coal burnt to generate the electricity, this is shown in the energy efficient star rating. Gas hot water can be sectioned into storage or instantaneous systems with either gas pilot light or electric ignition.

Electric ignition instantaneous systems are more economical because they only heat the water that is required however they need a high gas flow and may need the installation of larger gas pipes.

Safeguard Plumbers can help you install a gas hot water system and assist with any gas fittings, please get in touch to find out more.

The best way to go about it

  • Ring us at 0468 446 852 or hit us up via our website’s booking form or contact us via facebook- whichever floats your boat!
  • We’ll send one of our licensed plumbers to assess the problem and give you an upfront price. No haggling necessary!

  • Once you give us the green light, we’ll fix your hot water system faster than you can say “I need a shower!”
  • Spread the love and refer us to your mates – we’ll even throw in some promo goodies and a lifetime warranty. They’ll thank you for it (and so will we!).

Hot Water System Repairs

Hot water systems require regular maintenance to ensure they work efficiently and have a long lifespan. Storage tanks should have several litres of water drained annually from the pressure relief valve. This is done by lifting up on the relief valve lever, holding for 5 seconds and then allowing the lever to snap back into place. The valve should allow a discharge of water into the drainpipe. This is to test the correct operation of the valve, flush out any sediment that has built-up which will minimise corrosion and improve the efficiency that the system heats your water. If the valve does not discharge any water or continues to run water once the lever is reset the valve will likely need replacing. It is also important to check the temperature to which your hot water system is heating the water to. By lowering the temperature setting you can lower the power bill and reduce the risk of scalding.

Safeguard Plumbers can investigate your situation and offer the best solution to your problem. It may be as simple as replacing a valve, adjusting the temperature setting and as involved as replacing the hot water unit.

Frequently asked hot water related questions

What are signs my hot water system needs a repair, replacement or service?2023-04-30T09:23:22+00:00

The common indicators are:

  1. Lack of hot water
  2. Strange noises
  3. Leaks
  4. Rusty water
  5. Age

If you notice any of these signs with your hot water system, it is important to have it inspected by a qualified professional, such as Safeguard Plumbing, to determine the best course of action, whether it requires repair, replacement, or service.

What size water heater system should I buy?2023-04-30T09:15:07+00:00

Determining the right size water heater system for your home depends on a few factors, including the number of occupants, the size of your home, and your hot water usage patterns. A licensed plumber from Safeguard Plumbing, owned by Luke and Michael, can assess your specific needs and recommend the appropriate size water heater system.

Factors to consider include:

Number of occupants – More occupants means more hot water demand, which will require a larger system.

Size of your home – A larger home may require a larger system to accommodate the increased distance that hot water must travel.

Hot water usage patterns – If you have high hot water usage, such as large baths or multiple showers at the same time, you may require a larger system.

Our team of experts can guide you through the process of selecting the right size water heater system for your home.

Contact us at 0468 446 852 for professional advice and assistance.

Why is my hot water a funny colour?2023-04-30T08:38:40+00:00
  1. 💦 Discolored hot water can be caused by several factors, including rust, sediment buildup, or a chemical reaction due to an imbalance in pH levels.
  2. 🛠️ A licensed plumber from Safeguard Plumbing, owned by Luke and Michael, has the expertise and tools necessary to diagnose and resolve these issues.
  3. 🔬 We use advanced techniques like water testing and flushing to identify and eliminate the root cause of the problem.
  4. 💪 We take pride in delivering professional and reliable service to ensure your hot water system is functioning optimally.
  5. 📞 Don’t hesitate to contact us at 0468 446 852 for a thorough assessment and expert assistance in resolving discolored hot water issues.

Hot Water Installation

Hot water is an essential service in our homes, however it is important to get the right system to match your needs. Installing a new hot water system is an important investment because if done correctly these systems will run for decades. The ongoing cost of generating hot water can account for over 25% of your energy usage, so it is important to get a hot water system that provides a cost effective long-term solution. Some common factors that we need to understand are:

  • Is it for domestic, commercial or industrial use?
  • Do you want an electric, gas, solar powered or heat pump?
  • If you want solar powered, is your property able to accommodate a solar powered hot water system?
  • Do you want a stored or instant hot water service?
  • What are your hot water requirements? eg How many people are using the service?

Safeguard Plumbers are more than happy to help determine the installation that is best for you.

Electric ignition instantaneous systems are more economical because they only heat the water that is required however they need a high gas flow and may need the installation of larger gas pipes.

Safeguard Plumbers can help you install a gas hot water system and assist with any gas fittings, please get in touch to find out more.

Related Services

  • Hot Water System Replacements

  • Natural Gas Installations

  • LPG Installations

  • Gas Line Repairs

  • Leaking Pipe Repairs

  • Leak Detection

  • Burst Gas Pipe Repairs

We are here for all of your plumbing needs!

So don’t hesitate to contact us if you need a job done and are sick of waiting for a tradesman to arrive. We are always happy to help out a customer. Call us on 0468 446 852 and make a booking.

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