A licensed plumber has had at least 2,000 hours of hands-on training along with classroom-based training. Together, this adds up to between 2 and 6 years of training.
Many of the jobs a plumber completes require extensive knowledge and practice. That’s especially true when it comes to water heater installation.
Installing a water heater isn’t exactly a DIY job. For safety and efficiency, among other reasons, it’s best to hire a professional to install your water heater.
Keep reading for 5 reasons you should call the professionals for installing water heaters.
1. Permit and Inspection
Some areas require a permit to install a water heater, regardless of who does the installation. Getting a permit requires a lot of paperwork and in-depth knowledge if you want it approved the first time around.
A professional company can handle that permit for you. They’ll also follow local building codes to a tee. Not only is that the safer option, but it also ensures that you won’t have any problems if you ever decide to sell your home.
There are a number of safety issues that arise with water heater installation. One of the biggest concerns is related to gas leaks.
For example, water heaters sometimes contain natural gas. Natural gas is extremely explosive and flammable and requires professional expertise to work with. Similarly, water heaters can cause carbon monoxide buildup if not installed in a properly ventilated place.
Some other safety issues that can occur when installing water heaters are:
- Improper temperature setting leading to burns.
- Improper water pressure leading to tank damage or even an explosion.
- Improper installation leading to water leaks that can damage a home’s structure or personal items.
- Improper installation leading to bacteria growth.
With a professional water heater installation, you won’t have to worry about these issues. That’s because professional installers have the know-how to do the job safely.
Installing a water heater takes know-how. It’s not a DIY job you should do without any experience.
Plumbers are experienced and trained for installing water heaters. They have the right tools for the job and they’ll know how to inspect the water heater for any potential problems. If they do find problems, they’ll know how to fix them before they ever leave the property.
Many professional plumbing companies that do water heater installation offer a warranty. That means that you can call them if anything goes wrong after installation.
In addition, having your water heater installed by a licensed plumber will help you maintain the terms of the warranty on the actual water heater. It’s possible that doing the work on your own could void your warranty.
5. Extend the Life of Your Unit
If you try to install a water heater on your own and you don’t do it correctly, you could cause damage to your unit That damage could reduce the lifespan of your unit, which is a costly mistake.
By hiring professionals for your water heater installation, and also allowing them to do regular maintenance, your unit will last as long as it should.
Looking for Help With Water Heater Installation?
Water heater installation is a job best left to the professionals. They have the tools and know-how to do the job properly and reduce any safety risks. Professional installation will also aid in extending the life of your unit and in keeping within the terms of your warranty.
Looking for help with water heater installation? Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate.