Removal of Derelict Geysers

Replaced your geyser recently? Did the plumber remove the old one? If not, then it’s probable that you have a full geyser sitting in your roof!

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Full geysers are exceptionally heavy and should not be left in the roof. In the event that the beams are ever compromised (termites, leaks etc.) it may well come crashing down through the ceiling.

We will drain the geyser, then take it out for you. How it is removed depends on it’s size and casing. We may need to remove a metal plate, cut brandering, or open tiles and take it out through the roof.

We remove the geysers off-site and repurpose them as part of our staff Skills Development Programme. They make braais, water troughs, braziers, wash stands etc. from the old geysers and sell them to the local community.

Replacement geysers

Once we have removed the derelict geyser, we can replace it with:

  • Solar geyser with electric backup
  • Solar geyser with LPG backup
  • Electric Geyser

Any solar geyser system will heat water during the day without having to use a backup system. Should you use the hot water late in the afternoon or evening, however, the solar panel will not be able to heat a new tank-full of cold water. That’s when you need a backup system to kick in to ensure that you aren’t shivering after your shower the next morning.

There are two Solar Geyser options:

  1. Electric backup – When the geyser requires backup, it will utilize an electric heating element. This will incur the normal electricity charges from Eskom, utilize the backup generator, or draw significant power from a battery system.
  2. LPG backup – This backup system uses gas to heat the water and is much more efficient and economical than an electric backup system. It requires the installation of an LPG burner in parallel with the solar water panels.