Water Too Hot On Hot Water Or Central Heating System
My water is too hot, will this cause any problems or damages to my hot water or central heating system?
Martin Smith an experience emergency plumber when it comes to the water getting too hot explains all the situation and what needs to be done.
7 questions about water too hot
- Why is my water too hot?
- What happens when my water gets too hot?
- When the water gets too hot, what damage does this cause?
- Water too hot diagnosis
- How does the water go through the expansion pipe when the water gets to hot?
- What causes the water to go too hot?
- What is the recommended temperature before the water gets too hot?
Why is my water too hot?
If you find out, that the water too hot one day and think nothing of it, then just take a step back because, when your water is getting too hot, it must be dealt with before the problem gets worse and starts to cost more than you expected. The reason that your water is either too hot is because the heating element is heating the water up, but not turning itself off, meaning there is a fault with the electrical element or maybe the central heating is too hot, causing the hot water to over heat.
What happens when my water gets too hot?
When the water gets too hot it will expand, melt anything that is not meant for the current temperatures or maybe scald any skin that comes into contact with such heat. Any water that escapes will have steam coming from there until cooled down until it is cold and non vaporisable.
When the water gets too hot, what damage does this cause?
Scalding the skin is a health issue and can cause long terms damage, but the answer your more likely to look for on here is, what damage can be caused by the hot water over heating due to the water too hot. The damage that can happen to the central heating system is that, plastic will change it’s shape and maybe split, leaking joints and damage to the interior of the house such as ceiling.
Water too hot diagnosis?
The diagnostics to the water being too hot is the stat is not working correctly. If it is a cylinder stat, then the hot water only, will get too hot, where if the central heating is getting too hot, it will be the stat in connection with the boiler. A room stat can also cause the water to get too hot, but is normally protected by a safety stat within the boiler. You will know if the water is too hot, as there will be plenty of steam. If you have water coming through the ceiling due to the water being too hot, a tell tale sign to this is, the ceiling of the roof being damp. Cobwebs seem to hold water very well for water vapour. It is also a good idea to check any plastic tanks and pipework for collapsing.
How does the water go through the expansion pipe when the water is too hot?
The reason that a lot of people don’t understand about the water rising and coming out of the expansion pipe is, the water expands dramatically when too hot. When the water expands, there is only the expansion pipe to find it’s exit root. Without the expansion pipe, the water can explode or burst the weakest pipe that it may find .
What causes the water to go too hot?
The causes of the water getting too hot is, the connections of the stat breaking for a few different reason such as, badly manufactured, bad connection causing the stat to over heat, wear and tear, water leaking via immersion heater problems or leaks and may over reasons.
What is the recommended temperature before the water gets too hot?
The recommended temperature the hot water should be at is 62°. However some people like to get there temperatures to about 67°, which is great if you like your water really hot, but isn’t much good for the plumbing system on the hot water.
If you have any of these problems and unable to deal with the water too hot, then give Martin a call, an emergency plumber expert who could organise an emergency plumber to come out to you in an emergency. If your an emergency plumbing engineer and would like to come on the national network of recommended emergency plumber then send an email to Martin at email@example.com