Landlord plumbing Services

hotwater heater solutions

The Pace Property Management Program helps managers and landlords of commercial and domestic properties minimize operational costs, free up useful capital, establish cost certainty, reduce risk and secure high-end rental equipment for their residents.

Landlord plumbing Services

hotwater heater solutions

The Pace Property Management Program helps managers and landlords of commercial and domestic properties minimize operational costs, free up useful capital, establish cost certainty, reduce risk and secure high-end rental equipment for their residents.

London Plumbers & Hotwater Heater Cylinder Specialists

Tapping into hot water for bathing, cooking or doing laundry is important for the comfort of you and your tenant and their family. If you own a property in an area where hard water leaves spots on glassware and a scale build-up on fixtures, a water softener could be the answer. Trust Pace and our team of expert gas safe registered engineer for all your water needs – we are just a call or click away.

Want to Avoid a no hotwater call from your tenant?

No Landlord wants to deal with a tenant call for no hotwater. Emergency calls to your property can be time consuming and costly to fix.
That is why it’s more important than ever to make sure your property hotwater heater serviced, and that it is working properly.


About Vented or Unvented Cylinders – Which is Better?

Following the continued advancement and innovation in water heating throughout the years, there are a wide range of hot water systems available today boiler, it can be difficult to determine which heating system is the best option for your home. We will take a look at vented and unvented cylinders.

There are essentially two types of hot water cylinders that we need to be aware of: vented and unvented. Each of these cylinders supplies hot water to the property, however, they both do this in very different ways and the ways in which they do this determines the choice you make for your home.

Vented cylinders are known as the traditional option, as they have been around for decades, vented cylinders store and heat water that is fed directly from a tank in the loft. this provides a natural gravitational force of water to the system, enabling it to provide a flow of hot water to the tap outlets throughout the property.they are the most common cylinder found within properties across the UK,

  • Pros:
    • Cheaper to install and maintain
    • ‘like for like’ replacement
    • Consistent water pressure and supply when mains pressure is low due to high demand
  • Cons:
    • Dependent on a water tank in the loft
    • Relies on gravitational pull of water for pressure flow to outlets

An unvented hot water cylinder differs in that it provides mains pressure hot water directly from the cold mains as opposed to tank pressure water provided with a vented cylinder.

As the mains pressure hot water provided by an unvented system is fed directly from the cold mains, it provides a better pressure performance than a vented cylinder. They cylinder must requires regular maintenance to meet safety regulations.

  • Pros:
    • Solution to space restrictions – can be installed almost anywhere in the property
    • No need for water tank
    • Provides mains pressure hot water for better flow rates
  • Cons:
    • More expensive to install – requires a G3 specialist
    • Requires annual maintenance to meet safety regulations

5 Causes of hotwater Failure

Since a sump pump is a piece of machinery, things sometimes go wrong. Here are five common causes of sump pump failure:

No hot water

A good place to start is by taking a look at the thermostat on the hot water cylinder. Make sure it’s set to the correct temperature and timings. If the temperature on the thermostat is accurate then we need to take a deeper look.

Should the system be powered by electricity (an immersion heater) then you need to check that your power supply is functioning.

Any hot water cylinder powered by a gas boiler relies on the boiler to warm the water up. In the event that it’s failing to ignite then you’ll be left with no hot water.

Water is too hot

Before looking into this issue, make sure the temperature of the water in the cylinder has been turned down.

It’s likely that there could be an issue with the temperature pressure relief valve not shutting off when it reaches the set temperature. This fault can be particularly dangerous because steaming or boiling water could start coming out of your taps; Call Pace Heating & Plumbing our heating engineer will repair or replace the valve.

You will also need a heating engineer if there’s any sign of boiling from within the cylinder.

Water is discoloured or smelly

The best way to check if the smell is coming from your hot water cylinder is to run a cold tap and see if it has an odour. If not, then the issue is coming from the warm water in the cylinder. Smelly or discoloured cold water will mean that the issue lies with the mains water supply.

Hot water that’s discoloured or has a dodgy smell can be the result of the cylinder’s anode rod (which helps to prevent corrosion) and water with a high concentration of sulphates. To resolve this, the cylinder may need to be flushed, have its anode replaced or be completely replaced.

Flushing the cylinder will help to get rid of the smell-causing sulphates but the smell is likely to remain.

Leaky cylinder or pipes
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Strange noises

A hot water cylinder will make some form of noise as it works to heat the hot water. However, if you notice popping, screeching or sizzling sounds then there could be a problem.

A popping noise is fairly common noise and is the result of debris building up at the bottom of the tank. This build-up traps water which then makes a popping noise as it escapes when the water heats up. If you live in a hard water area then your cylinder will be more susceptible. To resolve this issue, Pace Heating & Plumbing engineer will flush out the debris and this can be done as part of the Plumbing Protection Plan annually.


Prevention & Troubleshooting

The best way to prevent hot water cylinder problems is to join the Pace annual service Landlord Protection Plan. Having your cylinder serviced once a year will keep it in peak condition for longer. After a successful cylinder service, you can be confident that your system is running reliably, efficiently and safely.

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Engineer will call to confirm time and date of annual service

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Engineer perform annual service Identify and list any problem he finds

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With your approval repair identified problem provide you with a written report

During a hot water cylinder service, the engineer will inspect the cylinder and take appropriate action where needed. Amongst other things, you can expect them to:

  • Test the expansion relief valve
  • Check the temperature
  • Look for signs of leaking
  • Top up pressure (if needed)
  • Inspect the electrical components

At the end of the service, you’ll be handed a service report. You should hold onto this as proof of service, especially if the cylinder is still under warranty.

A hot water cylinder service will take around an hour It’s a good idea to have your boiler serviced at the same time, this will give you the peace of mind that your entire heating system is reliable and efficient.

Landlord Protection Plans

Only £19.50/month*


Why Choose Pace

It’s not always easy to pinpoint the source of a hotwater cylinder failure and that can lead to frustration and mounting bills. A inspection is a quick, affordable and efficient way to see what’s going on. This makes it easier for us to correct the problem.

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