Emergency Burst Geyser Repair Pretoria
Emergency Burst Geyser Repair Pretoria – Your geyser has burst when it breaks open or comes apart.
Suddenly when internal pressure causes the unit to explode.
However, this may be the exception to the rule.
In reality, its basic corrosion or wear and tear combined with a lack of maintenance that finally causes your geyser to give in.
A geyser is made out of steel and is glazed on the inside to help prevent any possible corrosion.
Rust will form where there is no protective glazed area.
Unfortunately, before the geyser even reaches the retailer.
It may have already received a few knocks and bumps which may have created one or two chips in the glazing.
In light of this, geyser manufacturers install a manganese rod (‘sacrificial anode’).
The rod’s residue is transferred to any exposed chipped parts, which in effect coats the damaged areas and minimizes decay.
Unfortunately, after 12-18 months when the anode no longer functions properly, the geyser speeds up its internal decay process.
Without the anode, the decay may cause serious malfunction and you will probably need to replace the geyser within the next three years.
Can I check for any warning signs that may indicate that the geyser is about to burst?
Yes. Signs to look out for are a rumbling sound coming from the geyser or steam that comes out as soon as you open the hot water taps.
What to do when your geyser burst!
The very first thing that you should do when your geyser burst, is to switch off the water supply to your property.
If you have a water meter, it is usually situated with it.
Once you have found the valve and closed it, switch off the geyser electrical power switch on your main electrical board.
If you aren’t too sure which is which, just turn off the MAIN switch on the board and call a 24 hour plumber like us.
A handy tip for when your geyser burst, is to open all warm water faucets in your home.
This will drain out the left over water in the geyser.
Preventing further damage to your household items and it will release the pressure in the cylinder.
Resulting in less leakage and damage to your ceiling or furniture.
Sometimes hot water drains from the geyser through the cold water tap when the water mains are off.
So open all cold water faucets too.
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Water dripping from the ceiling is not a sure fire way to determine that it is in fact a ‘burst’ geyser.
It could also be several other things like an overflowing TP valve, a leaking vacuum breaker or even just a burst pipe.