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Solar hot water service is like no other – gas or electric, storage or tankless. As such, it requires highly specialised training and a unique skill set to provide the kind of maintenance, repair and ireplacement services you and your family can rely on.
For the past 3 decades, Kalamunda Plumbing has been the leading advocate in the sale and servicing of solar water heaters throughout the Hills and Eastern suburbs, resulting in an expertise and knowledge base second to none. You needn’t take our word for that. Just ask friends and neighbours who have solar hot water and it won’t take long before you encounter one or more who once relied on us and continue to do so.
As a result, we have developed an unmatched ability to service and repair an extensive variety of brands, including:
There are many more brands we service and repair, that you may not be so familiar with.
When the time comes for replacement of your solar hot water system, we can offer systems with either stainless steel or vitreous lined steel tanks and we’ll guarantee your system is installed correctly to help ensure problem-free performance. What’s more, we offer a free annual check-up of your system. We think that’s especially important for roof-mounted systems, since “out of sight” can easily become “out of mind”.
During our FREE Check-up, we make sure your Booster, Safety Valves and Solar Absorber Panels are in good working order and that the Hot Water Cylinder is free of leaks. We also carry out a basic clean of the absorber panel glass to help your system get the most benefit from the sun. In the past we have even assisted owners by discovering issues just before their warranty ran out.
And we can also provide that all-important 5-Year Service, so necessary for solar water heaters and regardless of who you purchased it from.
The Importance of 5-Year Solar Water Heater Service
Solar water heater manufacturers recommend major service every 5 years. We echo that advice to help your system perform at its best and last longer.
Solar Water Heater Repair
Here’s a statement of the obvious: even with precision installation and ongoing maintenance, your solar water heater won’t last forever. No water heater can.
Which means that if you keep it long enough, sooner or later a repair issue will arise. Common solar service problems include:
Stay Comfortable. Choose Kalamunda Plumbing.
For the best in solar water heater maintenance, repair, and replacement services, there’s one clear choice: Kalamunda Plumbing. Contact us today for any solar hot water need.
One thing you never expect or hope to see is water leaking from your gas or electric water heater. Especially if you already know that a leak could require system replacement.
At the same time, most water leaks can be repaired and are usually caused by one of three primary factors: condensation forming at the bottom of the tank, a leaking valve, or internal rust and corrosion.
time, keep in mind that once a water heater starts to leak, it’s not going to stop on its own. So, if you see a leak in progress, or evidence of a leak, here’s what to do:
Turn off the power
If you have a gas water heater, find your thermostat, one that should have three settings: ON, OFF and PILOT. Switch it to OFF or PILOT to shut off the gas and ensure system safety. If you have an electric water heater, locate your breaker panel and shut off the water heater breaker switch.
Shut off the water supply
Simply locate the cold-water pipe leading to your water heater, one that should have a valve attached to it. Turn the valve to the right (clockwise) until it can no longer be turned. If you’re not sure which pipe and valve belongs to your cold-water supply, Kalamunda Plumbing can readily locate and tag it for you.
Drain the water from your storage tank
First, locate the drain valve near the bottom of your hot water storage tank and attach a garden hose to it. Run the hose to a floor drain, sump pit, or out a window or hatchway. Once the hose is in place and pointed where the water can damage anything, open the valve. If the water doesn’t flow, turn on any faucet in your home to break the vacuum that has been formed. That allows air into the tank and will cause the water to flow.
Of course, you can always leave draining the storage tank to the professionals at Kalamunda Plumbing, but if shutting off the power and water supply haven’t stopped the leak, it’s least worth trying.
Once we arrive on the scene, we’ll determine the exact cause of the leak and your best course of action. From simple repairs to complete system replacement, we do it all, and always with a guaranteed upfront price quote for your added peace of mind. Kalamunda Hot Water: your local hot water service professionals.
Our entire team of plumbing professionals is on hand to assist you . So give us a call or use the form below to request service or a quote, or if you simply have a query.