What Does a Burst Geyser Look Like
A burst geyser sounds like there was some kind of explosion but in most cases, it’s more of a leak than anything else.
When a geyser bursts, water will leak into and overflow tray which then flows to the outside of your house through a pipe to prevent excessive damage to your ceiling.
No matter what anyone says, a burst geyser can’t be repaired, it has to be replaced.
Common Geyser Problems
During a geyser installation, two pipes are installed – one plastic and one metal. These pipes lead from the inside of your roof to the outside. If there’s water flowing from the plastic pipe, it typically indicates a burst geyser.
If there’s hot water flowing from the metal pipe, it might indicate that you have a faulty thermostat. The thermostat controls the water temperature inside the geyser by telling the element when to switch on and off. If the thermostat malfunctions, the water keeps boiling which causes the safety valve to blow. When this happens, it’s crucial to switch off your geyser at the main DB board. Both the thermostat and valve will need replacing.
If there’s cold water flowing from the metal pipe, it could mean your pressure control valve stopped working. The PCV decreases the pressure of water coming into the geyser. It also adjusts the pressure of cold and hot water supply to showers, baths and basins.
It’s normal for small amounts of water to drip from this pipe throughout the day but consistent water flow means the valve needs replacement.
What to Do When Your Geyser Bursts
It is best to speak to a professional plumber for geyser installations and replacements. Trying to repair these yourself will only cost you more money in the long run.