How a Rheem hot water service and safety check prolongs the life of your HWS.
Our local Eastern Suburbs Rheem hot water service technician attended the home of a long time client at Randwick to perform a safety check and service their Rheem gas hot water system.
We suggest customers get their hot water heater serviced every five years to keep them in good working order and prolong the life of the system. It provides our technicians with an opportunity to repair and replace parts that may be wearing out, giving the customer peace of mind so they can enjoy trouble-free hot water for years to come.
Upon inspecting the Rheem hot water heater at Randwick, our technician found the system was in good working order. Only the anode and TPR valve needed to be replaced. In the photo above, you can see the state of the anode before it was replaced.
A hot water service only takes 30-45 minutes.
Further reading: The role of hot water heater anodes »
What we do during a Rheem hot water service inspection
Below is the comprehensive checklist we complete when servicing a hot water heater:
- Attend site to service HWS
- Assess site for safety and take appropriate actions
- Isolate system at gas valve
- Inspect and test main gas valve for leaks at heater
- Inspect gas burner for correct pressure
- Inspect gas hot water system for gas leaks
- Inspect gas meter for gas leaks
- Check and test tempering valve setting temperature
- Test and replace the expansion control valve, if required
- Replace the pressure temperature relief valve
- Inspect and test the inlet water valve of heater, replace if necessary
- Inspect and replace the anode, if necessary
- Re-commission the hot water system
- If load re-established, take current reading
- Clean up the site and remove any associated rubbish
The importance of having your Rheem hot water heater serviced every 5 years.
A regular service by one of our authorised hot water repair technicians will ensure you enjoy trouble-free hot water for many years to come. A regular hot water service ensures your system continues working safely whilst increasing the cylinders longevity, therefore saving you both money and inconvenience of future breakdown.
Your hot water service should be undertaken by a licensed hot water plumber no longer than every five years. If this time period lapses it may result in the manufactures warranty becoming void. It doesn’t take long for a technician to service a system – usually between 30 to 45 minutes. It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind and trouble free hot water usage.
Did you know that most manufacturers won’t cover the terms of your hot water system warranty if it isn’t installed or serviced by a licensed hot water technician or qualified hot water 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?
We are licensed water heater installers and plumbers and preferred service technicians for all major hot water manufacturers including Rheem, Solahart, Rinnai, Dux, Aquamax, Apricus, Vulcan, Edwards Solar, Everhot and many more brands.
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