Small HWS replacement by our North Shore hot water system installer

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This customer, located in Neutral Bay on Sydney’s North Shore, contacted us when an auxillary gas hot water system that was used for an outdoor kitchen started leaking.

Whilst our local North Shore hot water specialist made his way to the Neutral Bay property, over the phone our hot water specialist, Mick, instructed the customer how to turn off the water supply and additional steps they could take to prevent further damage.

The common reason why hot water heaters leak

Once onsite at the property, our local North Shore hot water specialist, Steve, could see that the problem was most likely due to the internal tank corroding, rusting and then leaking.  Typically, the internal anode corrodes and, over time, the tank rusts inside, cracks, and then leaks. A sign this may be occurring is that your hot water starts looking yellowy or orange.  It may also have a metallic taste. This is a common problem with older hot water systems and can be prevented with a regular 5 year service.

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Everhot replacement hot water heater installation

The hot water heater was required to only service a kitchen so a large tank volume wasn’t necessary.  After speaking with the customer about their daily hot water usage requirements, we suggested an Everhot 80 litre electric hot water system (model 281080). This model has a compact dimensions and offers great value for money. Everhot hot water systems are manufactured by Rheem, Austrlalia’s number 1 water heater manufacturers.  Made locally, Everhot products offer exceptional quality and value for money whilst being backed by Rheem’s national parts and service network.

Job particulars

  • Attend the Neutral Bay property to diagnose cause of existing leaking hot water system.
  • Assess the site for safety and take appropriate actions.
  • Isolate the hot water system at main power or gas supply.
  • Drain and remove the old hot water system.
  • Install new Everhot 80 litre electic hot water system (model 281080) on new galvanised tray.
  • Install new tempering valve to comply with AS3500 Plumbing code.
  • Re-test load at system with external device.
  • Remove and recycle the old hot water system.
  • Clean up 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?

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