Don’t Look Further than Alpha Plumbing for Superior Geyser Repair Services

Apart from accepting that our geysers drive up our monthly electricity bills a little higher than we would all like, most South Africans rarely think about their hot-water systems. They form a staple part of our daily lives, however, and countless modern households in the country rely on them for so much more than just those morning showers.  On the odd occasion when our trusted geysers give us trouble, knowing whom to call is imperative. As specialists in geyser repair and replacement services, we at Alpha Plumbing will handle emergency issues and have your hot water running again in no time.

Understanding How Geysers Function

They are an essential appliance within our homes, but many people do not know how their geysers work.  While the system may seem complex, there are only a few components to them – a storage tank that stores water, an inlet pipe for cold water, an outlet pipe for hot water, and heating elements on the inside. There are also a few safety systems in place, such as a thermostat and pressure-control valve.

The heating process is simple and relies on electrical energy converted into heat. Cold water is pumped into the water tank through the inlet pipe, where the heating elements that are controlled by a thermostat make the water hot. The heated water then leaves the tank through the outlet and passes through our pipes whenever we need warm water.

When Are Geyser Repair Services Necessary?

There are a few things that can go wrong with a hot-water system, and the issue is always classified as an emergency. This is because a malfunctioning geyser is not just a nuisance, it can be dangerous and even lead to loss of life. Some signs that your geyser may need a repair or complete replacement include:

  • No hot water or very low pressure from your hot-water taps.
  • The geyser tripping your power.
  • Excessive leaking or steam coming from the overflow pipe.

If your hot-water system is faulty or is showing signs of malfunctioning, you will need to act quickly to prevent the issue from worsening. Before calling a geyser repair specialist like Alpha Plumbing, be sure to switch off the geyser isolator switch on the main electrical distribution board. Next, open some hot-water faucets to allow the hot water to run out and relieve some pressure in the tank, and then turn off your water supply at the water mains.

Why To Call on Us for Maintenance and Repairs

It is easy to forget about the care and upkeep of your geyser because often, they are installed in cupboards or above ceilings. Regular, professional inspections will ensure that any problems are dealt with before they cause any harm or damage to your home. A geyser that works properly will:

  • Be safer for your property’s infrastructure, as well as the members of your household.
  • Work more efficiently. With time, sediment can build up at the bottom of the tank, hindering the system’s ability to heat water properly. When the heating elements work harder to heat the water in the tank, your power usage rises.
  • Function at full capacity as no sediment or mineral content is taking up space.
  • Save you money. Geysers that work properly do not use up as much electricity.

For professional geyser repair services by PIRB-registered plumbers with exceptional expertise, be sure to call on us today.