Many people are unaware of the fact that their geyser is supposed to leak. That’s right, the average geyser can drip up to 8 litres of water per day under normal usage conditions. This is due to the normal operation of the pressure relieve valve that regulates the internal pressure of the geyser. Without the pressure relief valve, the pressure in your geyser would keep on building and building until it eventually goes boom!
If you however find that your geyser is leaking an inordinate amount of water each day and that the dripping turns into a steady stream, you should have it looked at by a professional plumber such as Lourens Plumbing. Our experience plumbers work with all shapes and sizes of geysers every day and can offer you the best advice on how to fix or if need be replace a defective geyser.
Geysers are one of those household appliances where it is better to have a qualified plumber attend to any problems than trying to sort it out yourself.
The obvious reason for this would be the safety concerns relating to the geyser itself. Removing the wrong parts or trying to modify geyser components could not only be a dangerous but could also have an impact on your home owner’s insurance.
By modifying geyser components it could affect a potential claim if something goes wrong.