If you’ve ever had a geyser burst, you know how quickly it can ruin your day. Not only do you need to find a plumber on short notice, but you’ll also need to file a claim with your insurance to get everything sorted. And you’ve still got to clean up the mess and get your belongings dry.

So how do you avoid this? You need to replace your geyser before it causes such a mess. Here are some of the signs that it’s time to get a replacement.

Discoloured Water

Discoloured water is one of the clearest signs that it’s time to have a plumber take a look at your hot water system. Since most of the geyser components are made out of metal, the inside of a geyser can start to rust over time which leaves your water with a red or rusty tint.

Your geyser won’t immediately break once it starts rusting. But once you pick up on changes in your water, it’s a good idea to call a plumber sooner rather than later.

Leaking Tank

Geysers are built to be waterproof so if you notice any water leaking, it should be a cause for concern. Geyser leaks are generally caused by an internal problem, making it difficult to initially spot the leak.

A leaking geyser can be repaired, but once leaks start popping up regularly, it won’t be long before you have no choice in replacing your geyser. So once you’ve noticed a leak or two, it might be worth it to skip the repair and jump straight into buying a new geyser.

Old Geyser

Like most appliances, geysers have a limited lifespan. Unfortunately, that means the older your geyser is, the more likely it is to cause problems for you.

If you are unsure about the age or state of your geyser, you can always call a plumber to come and take a look. An experienced plumber will be able to use the geyser serial number to give you an indication of your geyser’s age while they perform maintenance on the system.

Luke Warm or Cold Water

You know there’s a problem when you’ve cranked the heat up but your shower is still barely warm. Geysers not heating up as they should can be the result of a damaged heating element, a buildup of sediments in the tank, or age.

Get A Professional to Replace Your Geyser

Avoid the hassle of a burst geyser by looking out for these signs. And luckily for you, hiring a contractor to replace your geyser has never been simpler!

Book a plumber to handle all your geyser needs. Our expert contractors don’t just handle geyser replacements, they can also help you with a variety of installations and repairs around your home. Contact us today for more information!