A full explanation as to why you’re missing out on hot water
In Australia, the majority of the residents rely on hot water services to make their daily lives more comfortable and convenient. But many households take for granted the hot water that flows from a faucet. Hot water is a necessity of life for everyday activities whether it is used to wash our bodies, clean the dishes, brew coffee or tea, or do laundry. This dependable plumbing system could, however, occasionally have unforeseen problems. When we unexpectedly lose access to hot water in our homes, it can cause disruptions and inconveniences to our daily routines.
There is no need to stress if you find yourself without hot water. Check first to see if you can determine the reasons why hot water is not working and see if there is a quick fix before you call an expert.
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Why there is no hot water coming out from the faucet?
There are different reasons for the hot water faucet’s malfunction. The causes could be anything from frozen pipes to problems with the water tank. Here are seven typical reasons why a faucet may not be releasing hot water.
Heater is disconnected
Start by looking for obvious causes. Check to see if the water supply is on and that your boiler or water heater is operating properly before you do anything. Your home’s gas or electric boiler may be unplugged from the power source, and without a source of power, there won’t be any hot water. It is also possible that the gas or electric boiler has been turned off. If boiler has a reset switch system, you can use it in that situation.
Check the other taps
When a tap is turned on and no water comes out, it is a good idea to see whether any other household taps have also stopped functioning. See if water is pouring out of other faucets, such as your bathroom and kitchen taps. You can fairly presume that only one of your taps is broken if the other ones are all functioning normally. Depending on the situation, you might need to replace the broken faucet or clear a clog in the pipes. You may assess the severity of the issue and decide whether you need to contact your supplier or Green Planet Plumbing once you know how many taps are damaged.
Check the thermostat
The main cause of the lack of hot water from the faucets could be your thermostat. Verify the accuracy the thermostat settings on your water heater. Reset the thermostat and wait for the hot water to come back if the temperature is set too low.
If the temperature in your thermostat keeps lowering, there might be a problem with the device’s mechanics. Most likely, the thermostat is damaged or outdated and no longer functions properly. You should get the thermostat checked out by a professional and if necessary, repaired or place.
Inspect your water mainline
Similar to this, you should check to see whether your water main is open if your faucet isn’t leaking water when it is turned on. If your main valve is turned off, no water will flow through your mainline and consequently through your faucets. You should try your taps again after opening the main valve, as advised. For help identifying the issue and fixing it, call plumbers in Green Planet Plumbing if your taps are still not working.
A partial or complete blockage in the faucet can occur when air becomes trapped in the pipes. The lack of pressure inside the hot water pipes may prevent these air pockets from being forced out. There tends to be more pressure since cold water is typically connected directly from the main water line. As a result, the airlock is less likely to affect it. You can consequently experience cold water coming from the hot water side of the faucet.
You can also try this useful technique to remove an airlock in the faucet. A hosepipe should have one end connected to cold water tap and the other to the hot water tap. Make sure a clamp is used to secure this connection. Open the cold-water faucet after turning on the hot water. The airlock should move due to the pressure from the cold-water faucet. After 30 seconds, leave it on and turn off the cold water. To get the air going out of the line, repeat thins method a few times.
Inspect for frozen pipes
If you live in conditions where freezing temperatures are common, frozen pipes may be the cause of your tap problems. The flow of the water to the faucets in your house can be stopped by a frozen pipe. Check to see whether the linked pipe is frozen if the tap isn’t producing any water. If it is, try a hairdryer to defrost it to thaw it out and restart water flow.
Think about your DIY installations
Problems with DIY installation could potentially be to blame for the faucet not working. If you want to do it yourself, that’s fine, but be sure you follow all directions and have the right tools available. Poor installation has the potential to result in leaks or broken faucets, which would cease the water supply. You should hire skilled plumbers to install your faucets if you want to avoid DIY installation issues and guarantee that your taps flow smoothly.
When in doubt, call the plumbing experts in Newcastle
At Green Planet Plumbing, we are the professionals at plumbing. We will offer the best solutions to whatever plumbing issues you are having We have countless hours of experience providing high quality plumbing services and are available to assist you 24/7. Call our team today on (02) 4911 9402 or reach out to us online.