Open Now
4.8-Star Service
Find a Plumber
Near You

The team at Fixed Today Plumbing are 100% Covid-19 Compliant and Vaccinated.

Fixed Today Plumbing

Hot Water System Leaking? — 5 Ways To Deal With It

Steaming hot water is crucial to every happy household. So if you’ve noticed your hot water system leaking, don’t panic! Here are 5 things to do instead.

We all know how vital water is to life on Earth — especially when what you need at the end of a tough day at the office is a steaming hot shower. But you also need hot water on tap for the dishes, the bath, and many other uses in a smooth-running household. So if you think you’ve noticed your hot water system leaking, it’s not something to turn a blind eye to.

Hot Water System Leaking

Why’s that? Because right now, a hot water system leaking may not seem a big deal. But tomorrow, you could be faced with an almighty mess, a massive bill, and angry family members screaming about cold water coming out of the hot taps.

Hot water cylinder leaking? Deal with it today!

It’s no surprise that many people ignore a leaking hot water tank. Often, it will keep producing hot water and seem like no big deal. But you could have a significant problem just lurking around the corner.

So if you’re tempted to ignore your hot water system leaking, think again:

1. Do your maintenance

An expensive hot water service with an extended warranty means you can trust it will keep working, right? Wrong!

While it may be true that this household appliance is low maintenance and relatively trustworthy, it’s important not to forget all about it. So now and then, give your system a once over — because a hot water tank leaking is a sign that something is wrong.

Also, pull out the manual and flick to the maintenance section, which will almost certainly include a section about how often to test the relief valve.

2. Investigate your leak

So you’ve noticed your hot water cylinder leaking from somewhere. Not great news. But it’s not the time to panic! We know that a leak can be stressful, but don’t jump to conclusions until you (and your excellent local plumber!) have had a closer look.

Firstly, you may have correctly diagnosed your hot water tank leaking. Also possible is that the drips are coming from somewhere else or just a part of a deeper problem. It could be the hot water cylinder leaking, but it might also be a much more innocent pipe — or something else entirely!

Also noteworthy is that if you’ve misdiagnosed a hot water system leaking, you may still need the help of that friendly local plumber to diagnose another problem with your household plumbing.

3. Bite the bullet and call your plumber!

Even if you’re a whizz with a plunger and a wrench, your leaking hot water tank is NOT an excuse to indulge your love of DIY.

Why’s that? Firstly, because a hot water system isn’t exactly cheap as chips. Secondly, never forget that plumbers and gasfitters have to be licensed for a very good reason — because your home and family’s safety is no joke. Next, tinkering with your leaking hot water tank might also affect your all-important warranties and insurance. And lastly, you could find yourself in hot water if you go it alone and fail to get the mandatory compliance certificate that proves the work is up to Australian standards.

So, don’t change into your DIY overalls for leaking hot water systems; call a plumber instead.

4. Prepare for your plumber’s arrival

But just because you shouldn’t indulge your love of DIY with a hot water tank leaking profusely, there are still things that you should do before your plumber gets to your place.

The first thing to do is turn the mains water off to prevent a flood and further damage to your system and property. But only do this after filling up some bottles (and maybe even the bath), so the family can still drink and wash while the work is being done.

5. Also, turn off the power/gas

And when dealing with a malfunctioning appliance, it’s also a great idea to turn them off as well. If your leaking hot water system is electric, find the isolated switch that is probably marked ‘hot water’ in your power box. And for a gas system, turn the dial to’ off’ on the unit itself.

Finally, prepare yourself that, very often, a hot water system leaking could mean you are now on the market for a new system, and we can help you decide between gas or electric.

Hot water service leaking? We can help with that!

It’s not good news when you discover a hot water service leaking all over the place. But if there is a bright side, Fixed Today is none other than Sydney hot water system experts! Our hot water specialists have accumulated thousands of hours of experience in repairs, maintenance, advice and replacements of all sorts of electric, gas and solar hot water systems. So don’t that leaking water tank and instead call Fixed Today right now on 0412 706 575.

We Also Have Some Related Articles

How To Save Water in Sydney

How To Save Water in Sydney

Saving water isn’t just good for the planet, it is also good for your wallet. Check out our guide on the easy ways you can save Sydney water in your home.

How to deal with sewage in the yard

How to deal with sewage in the yard

Do you have a sewage overflow in your yard? We cover what to do, how to fix it and things to keep in mind to stay safe.

How to Deal with Brown Water From Tap?

How to Deal with Brown Water From Tap?

Are you gasping for thirst but there’s brown water coming from the tap? Read our simple guide to dealing with yellow, cloudy, dirty or brown tap water.

How to Unclog A Kitchen Sink

How to Unclog A Kitchen Sink

Do you have a blocked kitchen sink? Want to know how to unblock a kitchen sink? See our guide right here. The ultimate unclog guide for 2022.

Contact Us Need a Plumbing Service?

1800 349 338