Why Choosing to Repair Your Geyser Yourself is Always a Bad Idea
All appliances fail eventually, geysers included. Unlike other household items, however, repairing hot water systems is rather complex. While many homeowners with do-it-yourself savvy fancy themselves plumbers, choosing to repair a geyser on one’s own is never wise. As industry professionals, we at Alpha Plumbing are often called in to fix amateur mistakes when it comes to at-home plumbing repairs, which is why we understand the importance of expert assistance. Before opting for a DIY geyser repair, consider the below factors.
DIY Geyser Repairs and Installations Are Against the Law
In South Africa, every geyser repair and installation must be carried out by a PIRB-qualified and registered plumber. The PIRB (Plumbing Industry Registration Board) is a professional body recognised by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) and promotes and maintains expertise within plumbing practices. Repairing one’s geyser at home is therefore unlawful. Because we are PIRB-qualified professionals, we adhere to safety regulations and industry standards, ensuring excellence with every repair.
Professionals will Save You Money and Time
Fixing a hot water system requires advanced training and specialised components, and it is easy for an untrained individual to make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes can cause catastrophic damage to infrastructure, which cost more to replace and repair in the long run. Without knowing what one is doing, repairs can also take a long time. Usually, professionals can make much quicker work of such repairs because they have the know-how on system compatibility, available components, and all the right equipment.
Ensure the Safety of Your Home and Loved Ones
Experienced professionals will repair your geyser right the first time. This means you won’t have another related malfunction too soon or need a total replacement due to failure to assess potential risks. Hiring an expert will ensure that your home does not suffer further damage and that a malfunctioning geyser does not lead to injuries or even loss of life. To protect your home and those living in it, including small children and pets who may unknowingly enter harm’s way, it is best to hire a professional.
Professionals Know How to Troubleshoot
Sometimes geysers may seem unsalvageable, when really, all they need is an expert to replace certain components. Those who are unwilling to hire professional assistance may decide to replace the entire unit altogether, unnecessarily spending money. Calling on an expert team like ours at Alpha Plumbing allows for troubleshooting and pinpointing whether repairs on certain components are needed, or if a new installation is indeed required.
24/7 Emergency Solutions
Geysers don’t wait until it’s convenient to malfunction. It is often when it is most inconvenient that leaking and even bursting occurs. We know that few have the capacity to perform an emergency repair on their hot water system in the middle of the night or right before work, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. No matter the time of day or night, our same-day services are available without an extra, after-hours fee. For over three decades, we at Alpha Plumbing have been the preferred geyser repairs and installation experts in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and their surrounding areas. We are a family-run business and emphasise values such as excellence and integrity. Customer satisfaction is our priority, and we will always put you first. For emergency repairs on your hot water system, call on us today.