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Low water pressure

Nevil June 17 2 009

Low water pressure or blocked taps?

Do you have low water pressure? Or is there very little water coming out of your taps?
In Cape Town we have many different types of particles in our water. We often use the term ” Hard water ” which causes low water pressure and blocked taps. This effects how much water pressure is coming into our homes. It also effects the flow of our taps, showers and toilets. This can even make our water pipes in the walls and ceilings block and leak.
Blocked water filters can cause pipes in the roof to scream when we open the taps. This is a sure sign that there is a blockage in your water filter or taps.Sediment will block the filters of your taps, showers and toilet mechanisms. This can easily be repaired by contacting us to clean out the filters on a regular basis.
One way to clean out your tap filters & shower heads is to let them soak in warm water and vinegar or lemon juice. Water pressure filters are more complicated, and would require us to come out and clean. For an appointment click here.
Or call us on: 082 plumber ( 758 6237 )

No Hot Water

No Hot Water ?

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Thermostat or Element ?

Almost everyone has climbed into their shower one morning and found that the is freezing cold.There are a few that can go wrong with your geyser. No hot water can mean there is a problem with your thermostat or element!

What does a thermostat do?

A thermostat is there to control your water temperature. A thermostat will switch your element on or off when the water has reached the correct set temperature. Thermostats are normally set between 55 and 70 degrees. If your thermostat is faulty, it will not control the water temperature and not switch the element off. A faulty thermostat can cause the element to burn out and damage the geyser.

What does a element do?

It’s simple, elements heat up your water! Elements use electricity to heat up your geyser. Elements are controlled by thermostats, if your thermostat is faulty, your element won’t heat up your water! When there is no hot water, the first place we look is the thermostat and element.

 

If you have no hot water, contact us as soon as possible to avoid a cold shower!