3 Reasons Why Your Hot Waters Running Out So Fast on the Gold Coast

1. Water Heater is Too Small

There are only a handful of reasons why your shower is running out of hot water so quickly and up at number one - your water heater being too small is the most likely reason! Standard heaters come in a variety of sizes; most commonly 50, 125 or 250L options - see how much we charge for supply and install of these hot water systems here. The bigger the size the more demand for hot water obviously. The way the sizing works is pretty much how much hot water a system can product in one hour; so a 250L Hot Water System will be able to provide 250L of Hote Water an hour...So if your Hot Water is running out halfway through your shower and you haven't been in there for the length of the new Abba album, then it probably means it's time for an upsize!

2. Too Many Appliances in the House Demanding Hot Water at the Same Time

Have you ever had a shower at the same time as the washing machine is coping with the demands of the weekly washing load? This is an example of a time when the hot water supplies can deplete quickly mid shower. Luckily; this an ease solve - unless you must shower at a time when your washing machine has to be on, then it might be worth considering upgrading the size of your Hot Water System to cope with the peak hour deman of Hot Water! We can take bookings online here for this or give us a call to discuss over the phone.

3. Sediment Buildup

Hard water in homes leads to sediment build up - generally at the bottom of your hot water tank over time. In some cases the sediment build up is so severe that it refuces the amount of space in your hot water tank for hot water meaning it's well overdue for a flush! This can be done professionally by one of our Plumbers (see our set price for this here), or in most cases it might be worth inspecting regardless as the faults that can result from the sediment build up might mean it's worth a replacement in general as we recommend replacing them after 7-10 years anyway. You can book online for an inspection here

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Darren Galea
Darren Galea

Shark plumbing were quick and efficient. They identified the problem, sources a new part and were in and out. They are upfront with pricing for their jobs as displayed on their website. I highly recommend Jimmy and his team. Thanks guys!

Mel Pearce
Mel Pearce

We’ve been very impressed with our whole experience with this company. Every contact with their staff, right from the beginning was excellent. They quoted quickly and their quote was extremely affordable. Their staff were patient with our delays and needs as a family as to getting the work done. Jimmy, who performed the work, took me through what he was doing which was great and appreciated. He did an amazing job and cleaned everything up really well too, we’re so very pleased. I cannot speak highly enough about everyone we’ve dealt with so far from this company. Professional, quality workmanship, affordable, reliable and trustworthy. We’ve had some terrible experiences with tradespeople in the area and I want to recommend this business very highly as they are fantastic. This is the company to use.

Diana Tipper
Diana Tipper

First time i called shark plumber i was impressed that council tried to blame me for a leak and sharks proved not my leak so i assumed they were good honest people until I called them a second time to install a toilet and laundry sink that cost 450 dollars but the job was so bad brad had to come out and fix it, brad could not fix the smashed laundry part that never got replaced or returned and now three weeks later only me in the home and toilet is blocked. I rang Friday and today is Tuesday lets see if i get a call today to fix the knew blocked toilet?

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Leaking Tap Repair
$99
Leaking Sink Repair
$99
Leaking Shower Repair
$99
Leaking Toilet Repair
$149
Broken Toilet Repair
$149
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$199
Hotwater System Repair
$199
Gas Leak Repair
$199
Gas Cooktop Repair
$199
Mixer Tap Replacement
$249
Base Toilet Cistern & Seat Replacement
$299
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$299
Double Water Filter Supply and Install
$399
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$399
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$799
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$1399
125 Litre Hotwater System with Installation
$1599
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