Do you have a question?
What is a burst geyser?
Bursting can be defined as “to break or cause to break open or apart suddenly and noisily, especially from internal pressure: explode”. Lets face it: Geysers do not usually explode or burst. They corrode and eventually give in. Simple wear and tear and corrosion are spend up by lack of maintenance – this is the stark reality.
What is a regular service
Would be the draining of they geyser, checking on the level of degradation of the Magnesium sacrificial anode and replacing it if necessary, checking the element and thermostat and to replace the element if there is excessive lime scale build on the element. Lime scale and sludge must be removed from the tank and the entire installation should be checked for leaks.
Geyser Maintenance and Service
In order to prolong the lifespan of the geyser, it is advisable to have the geyser serviced every three to four years where the water supply is of a good quality and every second year where the water supply is of a bad quality or the water is defined as hard water.
Is it detrimental to the geyser to switch it “on” and “off” all the time?
This will have no adverse effect as the geyser has a mechanical thermostat that is constantly switching on and off by nature of its operations.
What should the geyser thermostat temperature be set at?
Ideal setting is 50 to 55 degrees in summer and 60 to 65 degrees in winter. The setting should never be lower that 50 degrees as will promote bacterial growth in the water.
Should it be necessary to fit a new geyser it may also be advisable at the same time to fit a drip tray beneath the geyser. The are not costly and the tray’s outlet pipe will carry away a lot of the water in the event of the geyser bursting. Water damage to walls, carpets and furniture can be more costly than the geyser replacement. The driptray precaution can therefore save expenses down the line. Cost of driptray R350.00
My geyser burst WHAT NOW?
1. Switch off they geyser electrical isolator switch on the main distribution board 2. Turn off the water at the main meter box. Most homes have a stopcock fitted to the inlet side of the geyser 3. If possible, look through the trapdoor to see whether the geyser, the pressure reducing valve, or the pipes are leaking. 4. CALL Geysers only
Guarantees are subject to the following conditions
1. The supply water quality must be equivalent to main Metropolitan supply authorities 2. The installation must be in compliance to SANS 10254 3. The geyser must be under cover and not exposed to harsh weather elements 4. only genuine kwikot replacement parts must be used whilst the geyser is still under guarantee