Did you know that the sacrificial anode is probably the most important component in your hot water system, protecting it from chemical damage and keeping it working at maximum efficiency for many years?

$165 Inc. GST for a minor service / inspection

Any parts and associated labour would be quoted upfront following a minor service / inspection

$255 Inc. GST

This is the average price our customers pay

The prices stated above are an estimate based on what our customers have paid for this type of work previously. The layout of your plumbing, and your circumstance may differ and so prior to commencement Plumbdog will always provide you with an up-front, no-obligation cost estimate following an on-site inspection. Our minimum charge for an on-site inspection is $165 Inc. GST.

COVID-19 – Due to the Government’s guidelines around social distancing and essential work Plumbdog will provide you with a cost estimate prior to a site visit to ensure social distancing is maintained.

Sacrificial anodes replacement

Did you know that the sacrificial anode is probably the most important component in your hot water system, protecting it from chemical damage and keeping it working at maximum efficiency for many years?

That’s why replacing it regularly should be an essential part of hot water system maintenance. Plumbdog’s fully qualified and experienced emergency hot water plumbers will answer your call across the Perth Metro and are able to replace sacrificial anodes in most hot water systems with minimum disruption. Whistle and we will come!

What is a sacrificial anode?

If your storage hot water systems runs on electricity, gas or solar, it probably contains a sacrificial anode. This is a highly reactive metal component which protects the system from corrosion. Most hot water heaters use them to protect the tank and other components which spend most of their time immersed in water.

Why does the anode need to be replaced regularly?

As the name implies, the anode sacrifices itself to protect the rest of the hot water system. Most hot water systems should be serviced every two years, and replacement of the sacrificial anode, which is likely to have corroded significantly since the previous servicing, is highly recommended.

How does a sacrificial anode work?

Corrosion (or rust) is the result of electrolytic action which travels through the water and reacts with the surface of the metal at risk. A sacrificial anode works by attracting electrolytes more strongly than the rest of the hot water system, keeping other system components out of harm’s way. As well as hot water heaters, sacrificial anodes protect ships at sea, pipelines, boilers and other steel structures that are under water or in damp soil conditions where risk of corrosion exists.

Call Plumbdog for fast, hassle-free sacrificial anode replacement

Replacing the sacrificial anode is the easiest and most cost-effective way to extend the life of your hot water system. Plumbdog are experts in the replacement of all types of hot water system sacrificial anodes and can provide honest advice on all aspects of hot water servicing. Don’t risk damaging your hot water system – call Plumbdog now to book one of our qualified, experienced  hot water plumbers.

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