How Long Does It Take to Replace a Hot Water System During the Peak Season?

Sep 9, 2022

Wintertime is what we call ‘hottie season’ in the plumbing industry – meaning that hot water systems are in great demand. So, how long does it really take to replace a hot water system during this time? Read on to find out.


How Long Does it Take for Brisbane Metro Plumbing & Gas to Arrange a Hot Water System?

Brisbane Metro Plumbing & Gas supplies Rheem hot water systems, and we’ve been doing so for quite some time now. Because of our great relationship with our supplier, we’re able to ensure your hot water system gets delivered straight to your door as soon as possible, often that same day. When this is arranged, we also organise for one of our plumbers to head out to your place to install it. This whole process usually only takes about a day, but if we can’t arrange it in that timeframe, we’ll endeavour to sort out a temporary solution so that you don’t have to wait for a warm shower. 

How Long Does the Installation Take?

A hot water system generally only takes a few hours to install. It will take around 45 minutes to an hour to remove the old hot water system. We take care while doing this because we want to make sure that everything is safe and removed properly for the new system. This includes disconnecting the power and water supply and draining the tank. We will then position the new hot water system in place, re-level the base to ensure the new tank is supported which can take about half an hour. Lastly, we’ll spend another 45 minutes to an hour ensuring that everything is hooked up properly and adjusting the settings to make sure your hot water is good to go! If you’re choosing a gas system, this process might take a bit longer as we’ll have to ensure the gas is connected safely, but all in all, the entire process shouldn’t take longer than a morning or an afternoon. We even remove and dispose of the old tank to ensure you are left with nothing but hot water.


What If There’s an Issue After Your Hot Water System is Installed?

We take a lot of care when installing your hot water system, so there shouldn’t be any issues after it’s installed. However, should you run into any unforeseen problems, we’ll send a plumber out to help right away. We pride ourselves on providing some of the best plumbing in Brisbane, and each and every customer matters to us. If the issue is something that requires another part, there may be a small fee associated with ordering that part, but the service is absolutely on us.

There’s no doubt that Brisbane Metro Plumbing & Gas can deliver a hot water system as fast as you can ring up and ask for one. Next time you’re worried about your hot water, give us a call on (07) 3491 8489 during business hours or on 0427 809 998 for after-hours emergencies. 

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