Let’s face it, your hot morning shower, or steamy evening bath is probably one of the greatest pleasures of your day.

Knowing that your geyser is insured in the event of a sudden leak or burst, we also think that prevention is better than cure

So here are our easy to remember tips to keep your geyser intact for longer:

  • Remember that your geyser is more likely to burst if the valves or the thermostat on your geyser are faulty, so have your geyser assessed by a qualified plumber more specifically before winter when the chance of your geyser bursting is higher.
  • Keep your geyser cosy in the colder months by wrapping it in a geyser blanket to reduce heat loss.
  • Install a drip tray under your geyser, and make sure that the outlet pipe of the drip tray will carry away most of the water if your geyser bursts. This will help limit how much of your stuff gets damaged, in the worst case scenario.

  • Get your geyser serviced every 3 years by a qualified plumber. This will involve:
  • Checking all of your geyser’s parts
  • Checking the tank and valves for leaks
  • Removing lime scale and sludge from the tank and element
  • Checking the thermostat is functioning correctly
  • Making sure the thermostat isn’t set too high (it shouldn’t be higher than 60 0C)

Then again, you could do all these things right and still end up with a Tsunami inside your home. So make sure that your geysers are covered with US today!

Keep in mind, as well, that when your geyser decides to go, it might decide to take some of your stuff with it, so be sure to insure your furniture, electronics, books and clothes, etc. with a home contents insurance policy from AB insurance Brokers.