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Do I need an electrician or a plumber for hot water system issues?

Whether an electrician or plumber will fix it best, it depends

Every day, we take for granted our hot water systems. Whether we’re having a pre-work shower, washing some clothes, or doing the dishes, the importance of hot water can’t be understated.

Calling out the wrong person for the job can come at a timely and financial cost to both you and the professional.

We only really appreciate hot water when the system isn’t operating as it should. When this inconvenience arises, a commonly posed question is ‘should I contact a plumber or an electrician?’

How to find out who to contact

Whether you need to call an electrician or a plumber when having hot water issues depends on the particular problem at hand.

To set you on your way, we advise the initial action you take to be:

  • Making sure the circuit breaker in your switch box is working properly. If it has tripped, check to see if it can be turned back on.
  • Test your hot water system’s pressure relief valve.
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Is it a job for an electrician?

If the hot water system has tripped the circuit breaker, it’s likely that the cause is electrical.

Another common symptom of this cause is fully-functioning plumbing fixtures that are releasing lukewarm water when you’re after hot.

Though this is often a sign of a tempering valve and therefore plumbing problem, a playing-up relay switch or booster could be the cause.

Or should I call a plumber?

For hot water issues you’ve deemed most likely not electrical, contacting a plumber is a safe bet. Regular signs of a malfunctioning hot water system we plumbers see are:

  • Lack of water flow from taps
  • Pressure valve problems
  • Hot water tank leakages
  • Water discolouration

If you’re experiencing any of these signs on your premises, then it’s advised that you get in touch with a fully licenced plumber.

Pure Plumbing Pros are specialist hot water plumbers, operating throughout the Sydney region. Our qualified plumbers are experts in all things hot water; from installation, to maintenance and repair. Get in touch with a friendly staff member today on 02 9191 7374, or complete a booking form.

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Resources used

https://www.tradesmenontime.com.au/need-a-plumber-or-an-electrician/

https://manceelectrical.com.au/hot-water-cold-do-you-need-a-plumber-or-electrician/

https://www.algesterelectrical.net.au/blog/do-you-need-electrician-or-plumber

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  • Cassandra whitfield from
    Services: Blocked Drains
    11-03-2019

    Just a note to acknowledge the amazing service provided to us recently by Jeremy and his team. Following on from the unfortunate experience of a blocked sewerage pipe we were informed by another company that we required a boundary trap replacement and, accordingly, were provided with a quote of i...

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    Services: Blocked Drains, Services: Emergency Plumber
    29-04-2019

    Was not having a Good Friday with a seriously blocked drain problem. Called Pure Plumbing and extremely pleased with the service provided. In the first instance the public holiday call out fee was much more reasonable than others we had called. The plumber arrived within an hour - and even called...

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    Services: Plumber, Services: Hot Water
    25-01-2019

    Thank you for your fast service fixing our leaking shower taps.

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    Services: Plumber, Services: Hot Water
    25-01-2019

    Perfect. Thank you once again for all of your great work. The attention to details and quality of craftsmanship shows in your work. I’m truly grateful that you guys are my plumbing team.

  • Heather from
    Services: Plumber
    25-01-2019

    Hi Jerram A massive thank you for sending Michael to fix our toilet and main bathroom taps - it is a huge change to have working plumbing!!! Can’t thank you guys enough. Have a great day Heather 😊

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