How Much Does A Hot Water Repair Cost?
Most people neglect maintaining their hot water systems for years. Even though it does not require constant repairs, you can hire a plumber to carry out regular maintenance to avoid lacking hot water.
You can even update to a modern hot water system for efficiency and saving energy.
Choosing a Hot Water Repair Service
In Australia, most hot water systems are either gas or electric. Therefore, it is easy to decide on the storage system to install. Most professionals who offer hot water repair services are qualified, licensed and skilled to repair any of these systems. However, if you’ve a solar hot water system, contacting the company that supplied the system to you could be the best option to have them offer you repair services.
Instead of waiting until the system breaks down completely, the following signs can help you notice that your system has a problem:
- Discoloured water
- Leaks from the system
- Running out of hot water prematurely
- Making queer sounds
If you notice any of the above, you should hire a hot water repair professional to check he system. You should understand that, emergency repairs costs more than maintenance repairs because some worn out parts may be replaced or repaired. To avoid incurring costly repairs, be keen to note any of the signs above and contact a plumber.
If you don’t have the repair skills, avoid trying to repair the system yourself because you can cause more damage or even damage the system beyond repair prompting you to buy a new hot water system
Hot Water Repair Costs*
To carry out hot water repairs, you need to have a valid license. Normally, a full service repairer is a licensed plumber or gas fitter and can have a restricted license that allows him or her repair hot water systems only.Hot water repair may be charged by the hours between $60 and $90 an hour depending with your location.
In addition, a charge call out fee (also known as a charge flat rate) may be included in the total cost. The call out fee usually equals or is slightly higher than the hourly fee. With the call out and hourly costs’ calculation, most hot water repair professionals charges a flat rate of about $150.
On average, hot water repair can cost between $140 and $200 because less time is required to complete the repairs. However, you may have to pay $30-$50 more if replacements parts are needed.
Just like any appliance in a home, hot water systems should be properly maintained to avoid incurring these repair costs.
If you notice any of the signs, don’t hesitate to contact a professional to help you with the repair.
* the costs indicated here should be a guide because they can vary due to location and market forces.