Call Alpha Plumbing for 24-hour GEYSER support in the greater Johannesburg, Pretoria, and surrounding areas. NO after-hours surcharge.
A malfunctioning geyser can turn into a disaster quickly. Therefore, we treat it as a plumbing emergency – offering same-day service with no additional after-hour rates. (get the same rate 24/7)
Geyser emergencies can be hazardous. Therefore, you require certified geyser installers. Only PIRB-qualified and -registered plumbers may carry out geyser repairs and installations, in compliance with compulsory SANS-10254 safety regulations. Alpha Plumbing guarantees meticulous compliance with these regulations for your peace of mind. We also issue PIRB compliance certificates, where applicable. Our geyser technicians have a proven record of experience, professionalism, and dependability for 24-hour geyser replacement and repairs.
Typical problems that we encounter:
- Geyser not heating water
- Geyser tripping the electricity
- Geyser overheating
- Water pouring from the geyser overflow
- Geyser leaking from the body
These indicate that your geyser, or its components, are malfunctioning (refer to our handy tips below).
We only use SABS-approved parts to carry out geyser and -component repairs. Combined with our expertise and qualifications, we ensure that our geyser repairs have the longest possible lifespan and our customers receive maximum value for money.
Additional services include energy-saving and eco-friendly Solutions such as:
- Geyser blankets
- Geyser time switches
Over the past 30 years Alpha Plumbing has established itself as trusted geyser plumbers in and around the Greater Johannesburg, Sandton, Midrand and Pretoria area.
What to Do If Your Geyser Bursts
When faced with a burst geyser that requires emergency service, please contact us without delay. Here are some practical steps to take to avoid consequential damage:
- Switch off the geyser isolator switch on the main electrical distribution board.
- Open a hot water tap for a few minutes as it will relieve the pressure from the geyser
- Turn off the water supply at the water mains.
Malfunctioning Geyser Components
A few typical symptoms of malfunctioning geysers are –
The geyser overflow pipe:
A geyser is fitted with a pressure control valve which often drips on the overflow pipe. An
intermittent drip, caused by water in the geyser heating and cooling, is normal. However, if the
drip becomes continuous, it is a sign that the geyser, or one of its components, is malfunctioning.
Geyser overheating or steam issuing from the overflow pipe:
When a geyser’s thermostat fails, it may cause the water to boil and result in the temperature safety valve opening to prevent the geyser from bursting. This is potentially dangerous and requires the immediate attention of a competent geyser plumber. Switch the geyser off at the electrical main distribution board. Open a hot water tap to allow for the hot water to drain from the geyser while letting in cold water.
No hot water or geyser tripping the electricity:
This is often the result of the geyser thermostat or element malfunctioning.