The resistance which is in direct contact with the water in the tank of the appliance risks scaling. Thus, it is necessary to systematically clean the lime residue which forms on it and which would certainly reduce the effectiveness of the resistance. You may no longer get hot water if it is not descaled regularly.
Install a jet breaker in the tank of your water geyser. This technique will help you to preserve the distribution of water according to its temperature. Limit the flow and pressure of your faucet or hand shower to reduce your need for hot water. By doing so, you will save consumption not only in terms of water but also electricity.
And finally, get in the habit of unplugging the water geyser when you have to be away for the weekend or spend a week’s vacation with your family by the sea.
What if the water geyser is leaking?
At one point or another, the water geyser (even those from the best water geyser brands) will start to leak drip or in greater quantity, which will not alarm you much. If this happens, however, precautions should be taken as soon as possible. Over time, this type of problem causes much more than a trace of rust on the inside and outside of the device. But in order to make repairs, one must know the source.
Determine the leak and find the appropriate solution
This device is above all connected to a cold-water source and returns hot water to various installations such as the sink in the kitchen, the shower, or the bathtub. Leaks from a water geyser can come from anywhere: perhaps from a poorly done installation or a worn part. Each case requires separate treatment, so the exact source of the discharge must be determined. Of course, this kind of complication is avoided by replacing, for example, the safety group every 5 years, but also by maintaining the device regularly. Here are the different leaks occurring on a water geyser.
Flow through the bottom of the tank
This is one of the most serious cases for a water geyser. There is certainly a crack in a certain place in the tank and this is usually caused by corrosion caused by very hard water. An easily recognizable rust color often mixes with the traces.
If this happens in just 10 years after purchasing the device, it means there has been a lack of maintenance. In this case, no repair can solve the problem. A new device would then have to be obtained. Calling a professional to replace the tank is necessary, but it would cost about the same price as a new device.
At the fittings
It goes without saying that a device of this kind must be connected to several elements of the plumbing. We speak for example of the cold-water inlet, the outlet, and many others. Each component is connected to given places. These points are the most sensitive throughout the installation. The joints have faults that get bigger over time. The rate of deterioration increases especially when using a water softener. Improper assembly can also lead to dripping at these levels.
They should therefore be checked regularly to ensure that no leaks appear. If there is, tighten the bolts and other threaded parts first. If that doesn’t work, consider replacing the entire gasket or fitting. Also, using special glue helps to solve a minimal problem.
At the safety group
This usually happens during heating. Also, note that this is the only leak that can be considered normal for a water geyser. The pressure in the tank increases from 3% to 5% and the non-expandable balloon causes a small loss. The excess water is then evacuated in a stream at the level of the safety group. A receiving pipe is located here to collect the drops, thus preventing degradation of other components.
Remember that this flow only lasts 30 minutes, after the heating cycle is complete. The bulk flow occurs through the safety valve only when the device is switched on.
Continuous leakage at the safety group
Usually, this part should only let small drops come out. However, it is sometimes observed that the amount of water lost becomes too great. This may be due to a persistent runoff caused by a defective safety group, requiring the intervention of a repairer. The problem also stems from residue stuck under the valve seat. In this case, lime builds up in the duct. To remedy this, sharply open the valve handle and wait for a clicking noise. Otherwise, this case also results from high cold-water pressure, i.e., greater than 7 bar. It is enough to install a reducer at the outlet of the water meter to prevent it.
At the flange
This leak is always present at the hood. The probable cause, in this case, is found to be the faulty joint of the flange. In general, this happens after descaling the resistance. Poorly closed or worn gaskets allow water to pass through. Before carrying out the repair, remember to completely empty the tank. Then retighten the fittings and check if there is still a flow. If this happens, take the resistor apart and replace it. In the event that you are still seeing drips, call a professional to determine exactly what the problem is and fix it.
Have the device diagnosed by a professional
In some cases, the owner’s intervention is not enough, or the owner does not have enough time to do the repairs himself. It is then necessary to call a professional to diagnose and recap the water geyser. He will establish an estimate thus making it possible to know the amount of the repairs according to the seriousness of the case. Thanks to this, you will be able to know more precisely the cost that the troubleshooting will generate, for labor or for the parts to be purchased, necessary for the product.
To date, many specialized sites offer free quotes. All you have to do is visit their platform, then fill out a detailed information sheet, allowing you to determine the source of the problem and the price according to it. This type of process avoids travel. This is the reason why many individuals use it. Faced with day-to-day obligations, few people have the time necessary to take care of their water geyser personally, even if the damage is minimal.
Know that it is necessary to work on the problem as soon as it is noticed in order to prevent it from worsening further. This is because water damage becomes more and more difficult to deal with as time goes on. In addition, it will require more effort and cost more.