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We are the preferred hot water heater repair specialists for real estate agents and property managers dotted throughout Sydney. We were contacted recently by a real estate agency at Rockdale (St George area) when one of their tenants had an emergency hot water heater repair. Their internal hot water tank burst, leaking throughout their unit and flooding the unit downstairs.
Immediately, we contacted the tenant directly to organise a convenient time to attend the property. As the tenant wouldn’t be available during the day, they gave us permission to pick up keys from the property manager and enter the property.
Rheem electric hot water heater repair
Upon arriving at the unit, our hot water specialist Steve located the leaking Rheem electric hot water system in the laundry (model 191050). The location of the heater, within the internal laundry at the back of a cupboard, was very tight (see photo above).
Thankfully, we’ve had a lot of experience working in all sorts of awkward locations. All that bending and stretching certainly keeps us fit and limbre!
After testing the system, Steve determined that the problem was a faulty thermostat. The element copper sickle (3.6kw) also required replacement.
Previous incorrect installation problems
Of concern was that the person who had originally installed the hot water system had done a very unprofessional job, installing flexi hoses instead of copper pipe.
Additionally, there was no tempering valve which reduces the risk of scalding.
We called the property manager to explain these issues however, unfortunately, the property owner didn’t give approval to rectify the problems.
- Liaise with the property manager and tenant to organise access to the Rockdale unit.
- Pick up and return the key from the real estate agency.
- Once onsite, test the Rheem electric hot water system (Model 191050).
- Isolate system at main power.
- Replace element copper sickle 3.6kw.
- Replaced faulty thermostat.
- Re-test load at system with external device.
- Inspect & test element for correct OHMs reading.
- Inspect & test thermostat for continuity.
- Carry out any further necessary testing.
- Carry out necessary repairs.
- Re-commission system.
- If load re-established, take current reading.
- Clean the site and remove any associated rubbish.
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No hot water? Leaking hot water heater?
With 25+ years expertise, we’re happy to help and provide advice so you make the right decision when it comes to fixing or replacing your hot water heater. Our trucks are on the road right now, stocked with thousands of spare parts and replacement hot water heaters to get you back enjoying trouble free hot water today. Don’t hesitate to contact John or Steve for helpful advice you can trust.
Save time and money by employing a local expert
Did you know that often the repair and installation of a hot water system requires the expertise and qualifications of both a licensed plumber and a licensed electrician?
We are qualified to undertake any plumbing and electrical work required to ensure your hot water heater is repaired quickly and within budget. Plumbers who do not specialise in the installation of hot water heaters may need to outsource the electrical work required to another tradesperson, thereby holding up your hot water system repair or installation, adding extra expense due to additional call out fees charged by employing two tradespeople.
Your hot water heater is an expensive appliance. Don’t risk voiding your warranty.
Additionally, most manufacturers won’t cover the terms of your hot water system warranty if it isn’t installed by a licensed hot water technician or qualified plumber. Hot water tanks are an expensive appliance so why would you risk voiding your warranty by installing it yourself or employing the services of someone who isn’t licensed?