Geysers are undoubtedly the most common home appliance. Be it a tough day at work or a spine chilling weather outside, a hot water shower is always bliss. But so very often our electric geyser breaks down without warning, let’s see why and how to solve it.
Know your geyser inside out, basic working.
The fundamental working mechanism is quite simple, electric energy is being converted into heat energy. This conversion is carried out by electrical elements which raise the temperature of water, while a thermostat, a component which can sense the temperature of water is installed. Once the required temperature is attained, the thermostat senses it and automatically turns off the heating process, generally an LED indicates this on and off process. Inlet for cold water and outlet for hot water are separately present. Anti-corrosion unit prevents internal corrosion. The outer plastic cover acts as case as well as serves as insulation.
Frequent technical issues with geysers, why and how to fix them.
Over heating of water– Generally there is a knob which allows you to adjust the temperature. The knob controls the thermostat which cuts off the power supply once the desired temperature is attained. In some appliances the thermostat is automatic without manual control. Overheating of water can be caused due to failure in the working of the thermostat, it might be its lifespan is over and you not to replace it. The result of overheating can be permanent damage to the appliance, and a little absent mindedness may lead to water burn. Only professional plumbers from Plumber Toronto should be allowed to fix it.
Cold water or low temperature of water than desired– This too is directly linked with the thermostat; the power supply is cutoff much before the required temperature is attained. A simple readjusting of thermostat temperature will surely fix this problem.
Thinning of water line or humming sound– This fault arises only after a prolonged use of a geyser. The probable reason is deposit of various metals and metal oxides present in hard water. Though a preinstalled anode is present to delay this process of sediment formation but eventually the inlets and outlets do get clogged. Annual Basic plumbing cleaning is indeed a good step to prevent this deposition.
Leaking valves or inlet and outlet junction– High pressure build up inside the chamber due to coagulation of pipes leads to dripping of water via the drain valve to release pressure. Though corrosion itself could be the culprit. Overuse of geyser eventually peels of the galvanized protective layer leading to corroded parts and pores. Greasing and painting of bathroom appliances should be done quite frequently. Sealants should be kept handy, to provide temporary relief, while you call a plumber to your rescue.
Word of caution-No matter how confident you feel about your skills to fix a geyser, always consult an authorized plumber from Plumber Toronto, being penny wise and pound foolish is not the way to go. Ignoring a faulty geyser is like, voluntary exposure to thermal and electrical shock. So stay safe and stay healthy.