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Rheem 50 Litre Electric Hot Water System with a Burst Tank

Rheem 50 Litre Electric Hot Water System with a Burst Tank

Earlier this week Jim’s Plumbing attended a late afternoon call out for a Rheem 50 litre electric storage hot water service that had burst. The customer required a plumber immediately due to the large volume of water that was constantly pouring out of the tank.

Customer’s old leaking Rheem 50L hot water system

Fortunately our call centre staff were able to organise to have a plumber onsite within 30 minutes, much to the customer’s relief.

After quickly isolating the water supply our plumber conducted a thorough assessment on the water heater and found that a large rusted hole had developed through the base of the tank. Hear is an image of the old rusted hot water system awaiting removal.

In this particular case, the hot water unit had been slowly corroding away over the last few months but the customer had been unaware, as the safe tray installed underneath the unit had been collecting the leaking water. The purpose of this safe tray is to catch any leaking water from your hot water service and divert to the sewer system, to avoid any water damage to your home.

Fortunately this unit had not yet caused any damage to the cupboard it was located in and we were able to proceed immediately with a replacement.

No Interest Ever!* payment plan options availableĀ on hot water heater replacements to help ease any financial stress this burden may cause. If your hot water heater is leaking, or you have no hot water, we can often have a plumber to you within the hour*.

Given that the unit was located in a small terrace house with no outdoor areas to install a new hot water unit, our plumber first needed to collect the measures of the new Rheemglas electric 50 litre 191050 storage hot water system to ensure it would fit within the small cupboard space.

Fortunately the new Rheem unit was still able to fit in the small cupboard meaning that no alterations needed to be made.

The new Rheemglas electric 50 litre 191050 storage hot water system comes with a 7 year cylinder warranty, in addition to a 3 year labour warranty and a 1 year parts warranty should anything go wrong.

If you are needing a hot water system replacement call Jim’s Plumbing on 1300 068 480 and we can recommend a unit that meets your individual requirements.

Our customer was relieved to have hot water back in their house that evening and was impressed with our plumber’s efficiency and ability to complete the work in just a few short hours.

Jim’s Plumbing can help you with all of your hot water needs, we work on all makes and models of hot water units and have the expertise and experience to fix you hot water problems once and for all.

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15 Years of Service
15 Years of Service