Keep your hot water heater serviced to stay warm this winter | Queensland Building and Construction Commission
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The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) says a well-maintained hot water heater not only ensures a steady supply of hot water during the winter months but also helps prevent costly repairs and potential safety hazards.

QBCC Commissioner Anissa Levy says regular maintenance of your hot water heater is crucial to its safe and efficient operation.

"Winter is the peak season for hot water usage, and it is essential to have your system inspected by a licensed plumber to ensure it is functioning properly and efficiently, Ms Levy says.

Over time, hot water heaters can start to corrode and accumulate sediment and scale, leading to decreased efficiency and potential safety hazards.

A licensed plumber will check the hot water heater's pressure relief valves and other components to ensure that they are functioning correctly.

Regular servicing can extend the life of the hot water heater and prevent it from breaking down when you need it the most.

"By having your hot water heater serviced ahead of winter, you can ensure that it is operating at peak performance and potentially avoid the inconvenience and expense of a breakdown," added Commissioner Levy.

Homeowners are urged to schedule a service appointment with a licensed QBCC plumber before the winter season begins to avoid any potential issues.

It is also recommended you get the plumber to check the hot water heater's anode rod and replace if necessary which helps prevent corrosion and extends the life of the system.

For more information about keeping your heater serviced, please contact the QBCC at 139 333 or visit our website.

Last reviewed: 10 Mar 2024 Last published: 10 Mar 2024
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