13 July

What Can I Do If My Hot Water Heater Is Hissing And Leaking?

Having hot water in the house is essential for the convenience and daily comfort of all people living in the home. This is especially true when the temperature drops significantly and it’s already cold around the house. We all need hot water to take a bath, to clean, cook or have a shower; and that feeling of of feeling cold when you’re expecting to be hot or warm can be frustrating and inconvenient for the whole family.

Therefore, a hot water system has become an essential service in a home. However, as in other appliances, they wear down with time and show issues that necessitate the services of experts in plumbing Keysborough.

Hot Water Heater

The two most common problems of hot water heaters are hissing and leaking. If you experience a hissing hot water system, it might be due to the following reasons:

  • The water temperature is too high

Very high temperature of the water inside the hot water heater tank will cause the TPR (temperature- pressure relief) valve to release some of the internal pressure, which results in a hissing sound. The TPR valve is designed in such a way as to automatically release hot water/steam, when the pressure reaches a dangerous level.

The best thing to do is to call a professional plumber to carry out the hot water heater repairs. First, they will determine the reason for unsafe temperature and pressure levels of the hot water system, so they can fix the root problem, and also replace the TPR valve.

  • Sediment build up

These are the dissolved minerals, such as calcium and magnesium that settle at the bottom of the hot water heater tank over time. But how does this sediment build up create a hissing sound? When minerals settle, they create layers of sediment where water gets trapped in between. As the water heats, it is converted into steam which hisses, when forcefully pushed upward and away from the sediment.

For this reason, you should call a professional to regularly “flush” your water heater. Flushing here means that your hot water heater tank will be drained, followed by the removal of the sediment and having the tank refilled with water.

With regards to leaking, this may be due to a crack or cracks in your tank; and hot water heater repairs should be carried out immediately, by a professional to prevent further damage.

For any issues that concern your water heater, a DIY approach is not recommended. Hot water heaters are sensitive appliances that may cause a fire, an electrical problem and even an explosion if not attended to by a qualified plumber.

For hot water heater repairs in Keysborough, your best option is Alderbrook Plumbing. We are one of the best in town, and we have the appropriate work ethic to manage every job that is related to plumbing.

Our plumbers always see to it, that they do every job right the first time, without unnecessary waste of time and money. They have the required training, experience and licensing to do high quality work to leave your hot water system functioning as it should.

Please contact us at 0418 313 283 any time at your convenience, if you require a hot water heater repair. Visit us at www.alderbrookplumbing.com.au for any additional information.

Our services cover Keysborough, Dandenong, Springvale, Noble Park, Carrum Downs, Village, Braeside, Dingley, Aspendale Gardens, Bangholme, and surrounding areas.


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