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Warm Baths With Yeobuild Water Heater Repair Services in Singapore

Say goodbye to cold baths with our expert water heater repair services in Singapore! Our skilled professionals at Yeobuild specialise in addressing water heater issues, offering expert installation and repair services to ensure your water heater functions optimally. 

Types of Water Heaters Available in Singapore

There are primarily two types of water heaters in Singapore: Storage heater tanks and instant water heaters. 

Storage Water Heater

Storage Water Heaters

Storage water heaters have a distinctive feature – they come equipped with a tank designed to store water. This water is then heated and dispensed when required.

Instant Water Heater

Instant Water Heaters

Instant water heaters, also known as tankless water heaters, heat water immediately without the need for storage – they provide heat water on demand.

Differences Between Storage and Instant Water Heaters

Storage Water Heater Instant Water Heater
Advantages
  • Consistent temperature
  • Family-friendly
  • Durable
  • Suitable for rain shower
  • Able to supply multiple bathrooms
  • Consistent water supply with connection to the pipeline
  • More affordable to purchase and install
  • Compact
  • Easier to maintain
Disadvantages
  • Bulky
  • More expensive to install due to higher capacity
  • Water may not be warm enough
  • Not suitable for households looking to install a rain shower set

Common Water Heater Issues Yeobuild Can Repair

The temperature and pressure valve controls the pressure buildup in the water tank. A faulty valve may cause damage to the tank or major leakages.

Contact our technicians to have this particular component repaired or replaced. 

Turn on the cold water to identify the problem’s source. If there’s sufficient flow, turn off the cold water and check the hot water. Low pressure in the hot water indicates a potentially partially closed valve. 

For persistent low pressure, our experts at Yeobuild can identify and address obstructions or silt buildup within or outside your home’s pipes, ensuring an effective solution to restore optimal water pressure.

Address leaks quickly by tightening loose connections with a wrench. Should the problem persist, our experts are ready to replace faulty valves promptly. If the tank is rusted and causing the leak, replacement is essential. 

Rely on Yeobuild handyman services for efficient solutions in fixing and replacing your fixtures.

Leaks may stem from corroded tanks or loosened heating elements. Check for element slackness and tighten using an element wrench if needed. 

However, a rusted tank is irreparable and must be replaced – call our technicians for help

Start by checking the drain valve, located at the appliance’s bottom and resembling an outdoor spigot. If the leak originates from the valve, inspect the surrounding areas to confirm the source. 

Yeobuild can assist in identifying and resolving issues related to hot water tank leaks for a reliable solution.

Adjusting the thermostat to a lower setting could resolve the problem. If that doesn’t work, inspect the temperature valve. A broken valve can prevent the heater from turning off even at the correct temperature. 

It’s crucial to replace the valve promptly to avoid potential hazards. 

If you have an electric water heater and notice water dripping from the tank’s side, a worn gasket may be to blame. Water is heated inside the tank of an electric water heater using heating elements. Water may occasionally seep out of the tank through a worn-out rubber gasket on the bottom of the heating element.

Call Yeobuild technicians and we will conduct repair works promptly to prevent further leakage. 

Types of Water Heaters Yeobuild Can Install and Repair

conventional water heater

Conventional water heaters feature a tank that stores and heats water, commonly used in households. They operate by maintaining a preset temperature, providing a steady supply of hot water but with limited storage capacity.

tankless water heater

Tankless water heaters, or on-demand water heaters, heat water directly without the need for a storage tank. They offer energy efficiency by only heating water when needed, providing a continuous and instantaneous supply of hot water.

heat pump

Heat pump water heaters utilise electricity to move heat from the air or ground to heat water. They are energy-efficient options, particularly in moderate climates, as they leverage ambient heat to warm the water.

solar water heater

Solar water heaters harness energy from the sun to heat water. They consist of solar panels that absorb sunlight and transfer the heat to a fluid, which then heats the water. This eco-friendly option is ideal for sunny Singapore.

condensing water heater

Condensing water heaters maximise efficiency by capturing and utilising the heat from combustion gases. They extract additional heat from these gases, allowing them to achieve higher energy efficiency compared to traditional water heaters.

Factors to Consider When Choosing A Water Heater

Type of Water Heater

As previously discussed, various water heaters offer distinct capabilities, yet the key decision often revolves around choosing between a storage water heater or an instant water heater. 

Cost

When it comes to installation, storage heaters are usually cheaper to install. However, instant heaters are more energy efficient, which would help to save on utility bills. 

Yeobuild HomeRepair Technician installing a storage water heater

Whether you are getting a storage or instant heater, it is important to check the warranty period and coverage provided by each brand. Storage heaters tend to have a longer warranty period for its parts.

Energy Consumption

Energy consumption is a crucial factor to consider, especially for those mindful of utility bills and operating on a budget. Opting for water heaters with higher energy efficiency is advisable, as they utilise less energy to achieve the same output, contributing to cost savings in the long run.

Life Cycles and Maintenance

On average, instant heaters typically last 10 to 15 years, while storage heater tanks have a lifespan of 8 to 13 years. Our professional plumbers recommend checking and maintaining instant heaters every 3 to 5 years and storage heater tanks every 5 years for optimal performance and longevity.

Installation Location

Consider your place of residence when deciding between instant and storage water heaters. For instance, in an HDB flat, an instant water heater is often preferred for its compact size, taking up less space compared to the larger and bulkier storage heater tank.

Prices for Water Heater Installation and Repair in Singapore

Prices for water heater installation and repair services in Singapore can vary based on factors such as the type of water heater, the complexity of the installation or repair. Here is a general breakdown of our repair charges: 

$60

Call-Out Charges

$30

Surcharge for gas water heaters

30 – 120

Minute repair

3

Months service warranty

How To Engage Yeobuild Water Heater Repair Services

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STEP 1

Book Your Appointment

Schedule your appointment conveniently through our online booking system. Our customer service team will promptly verify and confirm your booking within the next business day.

If you require urgent same-day repair services, please call our hotline.

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STEP 2

Perform repair services and make payment

During the scheduled appointment, our technician will conduct the necessary work. 

Following the inspection, you will receive an electronic service report, and you can conveniently make payment through cash, check, bank transfer, or PayNow.

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STEP 3

Provide Feedback

Following the completion of the water heater installation/repair, our customer service team will get in touch to gather your feedback. 

You may also contact us for any post-repair inquiries. We offer a 3-month service warranty for all washing machine repairs carried out by our team.

Why Choose Yeobuild?

Experienced Team of Professionals

Efficient Repair Process

From the moment you reach out to us, we prioritise a hassle-free experience. 

Our skilled technicians conduct thorough diagnostics during home visits, equipped with the necessary tools and potential spare parts based on your initial feedback.

High Quality Service

Prompt and Reliable

Yeobuild ensures open and responsive communication channels, addressing customer inquiries promptly. 

Whether through phone calls, emails, or other forms of communication, our team is readily available to assist and provide information.

Competitive Pricing

Transparent Process

Our pricing structure is straightforward, with no hidden fees or surprises. 

 We strive to offer you a thorough understanding of the services offered, pricing structures, and any other pertinent details, ensuring transparency throughout the entire process.

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Customer Testimonials

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Based on 416 reviews
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2024-04-16
Your technician, Zhuang, is a very good man. We are very happy with his service and attitude. Make sure you don’t lose him.
Rankin
Rankin
2024-04-10
Making appointment was smooth. Louis was great! He is very knowledgeable of the appliance as well as other similar models. He provided possible alternatives for the issue and in the end came up with the most efficient and cost effective solution. Will definitely use Yeobuild HomeRepair again if I have home appliance/repair needs.
Rokiah Pillay
Rokiah Pillay
2024-04-09
Very friendly and professional service. Gave very practical solution/suggestion. I highly recommend them.
Shivani Shrivastava
Shivani Shrivastava
2024-04-08
Absolutely happy with the services provided.
Lee Rose
Lee Rose
2024-04-03
Well done Service n repair Louis Liew do a good job keep it up
nicholas tan
nicholas tan
2024-04-03
Professional services and repairs were completed ahead of time
Rossellini Yap
Rossellini Yap
2024-03-26
Thought my fridge was dead but yeobuild managed to send someone over in the same day and solved the issue! Thankfully most of the food did not good to waste. Efficient and excellent service.
andrea chew
andrea chew
2024-03-26
Very happy with their service. Read through the recent unhappy reviews not sure why though. Had a very good experience with Yeobuild. Service team is very experience and efficient. Managed to get my dryer up and running on the first visit.

FAQs about Water Heater Repairs in Singapore

The life expectancy of a water heater in Singapore can vary based on factors like usage, maintenance, and the type of water heater. On average, conventional water heaters may last 8 to 15 years, while tankless heaters tend to have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years.

Consider replacing your water heater if it’s over 10 years old, showing signs of frequent issues, or if you notice a decline in efficiency. Rust, leaks, or unusual noises are indicators that replacement might be more cost-effective than continual repairs.

Schedule your appointment with Yeobuild, and let our technicians assess your situation, providing expert advice on your next steps.

The decision to repair a hot water heater depends on the extent of the issue, the age of the heater, and the cost of repairs versus replacement. Minor issues like a faulty valve may be worth repairing, but if the unit is old and experiencing frequent problems, replacement could be more cost-effective in the long run.

Contact our technicians and we can offer guidance to assist you in making a well-informed decision.

The cost to repair a water heater valve can vary. It depends on factors such as the type of valve, the extent of the damage, and the service provider you intend to engage. 

For a personalised quote that caters to your specific situation, contact us today.