We can’t emphasise how important it is for you to know where your hot water heater lives in your home. In addition to knowing its exact location, you should also ensure that there is easy and clear access to it. Remember that in case of emergency your Wellington hot water system technician should be able to access the cylinder in a hurry. The last thing you need is a flood that can’t be stopped and fixed because it’s being blocked by a bookcase or bedpost!
Know what type of heating you have in your home
When you make the call to a Wellington gasfitter about a hot water emergency, the first question that you will be asked will most likely be ‘what type of heating to you currently have in your home? If you aren’t sure, then the hot water serviceman won’t be able to prepare his or her equipment specifically for your job. You can save both yourself and your serviceman time (and therefore money) by narrowing the repair task to just one type of hot water system in Wellington. Your serviceman can show up with all the parts needed to get your hot water system pumping properly once more.
The most common types of water heating systems are:
Learn how to turn off the water (just in case)
Smell gas? See water everywhere? You need to know how to turn things off before they get worse when it comes to hot water emergencies in Wellington!
For gas hot water systems, you should have a ‘disconnect switch’ within a few feet of your hot water cylinder. To avoid future drama, you should also learn where the ‘main gas shut-off valve’ is in your home. If you ever smell gas, you should shut off this valve immediately!
As far as shutting off water itself goes, you should have a valve of some description around or above the cylinder. If this valve requires any special tools to turn it off, you’ll need to keep those in easily-accessible areas close by.
Time is always of the essence when you have a hot water system emergency in Wellington. Being prepared can help tremendously in tricky situations, so stay informed and alert! Also, be sure to keep our contact details on hand in case you need to call an expert plumber or gasfitter to repair your hot water system in Wellington.