4 Reasons You Want To Hire A Professional To Replace Your Water Heater

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If your water heater has been in need of multiple repairs recently it may have just reached the end of its life. When it comes to replacing your water heater, you will want to hire a professional to handle the job for you. There are several reasons why it is worth it to have a professional install your new water heater.

Reason #1: Safety

First and foremost, installing a water heater requires one to exercise a lot of caution. Water heaters can include electrical wiring, pressure controls, hot water, and natural gas. All these different factors mean that one has to know exactly what they are doing and work carefully not to injure oneself or one's home. Additionally, severe damages could occur to your home if a water heater is not installed correctly. For example, a gas line that is not installed correctly can lead to leaking gas, leading to ill health or an explosion.

Reason #2: Installation

Next, a professional plumber will understand all the piping and venting that goes into and out of the water heater. They will be able to easily address any smoldering or wiring issues. They have the skills and training to work with all the pipes, vents, and fuel supply lines that run into your water heater.

Reason #3: Building Codes

When you install a water heater, you need to make sure you install it in a manner that meets current building codes. Even if you install the water heater the same way as the old water heater, that doesn't mean that it is up to code. If your current water heater is more than a decade old, rules could have changed.

When you have a professionally licensed plumber install your water heater, they are required to fix any issues related to the current building codes. For example, the connections to your water heater may not be up to date or there may no longer be enough space between the water heater and the vent. A licensed plumber will ensure that if a building code inspector comes out and looks at your water heater it pass inspection because it is up to current building code requirements.

Reason #4: Warranties

When you purchase a water heater it often comes with a  warranty, but that warranty usually comes with conditions. One of those conditions is that a professional licensed plumber must install the new unit for the warranty to apply. Many water heater manufacturers will void the warranty if the water heater was installed via a do-it-yourself installation job. Check and see if the water heater you want requires a professional installation to retain the warranty.

If you think you need a water heater repair or even just a brand new water heater installed, have a professional plumber do the work for you. They will ensure the installation is done safely and up to building code, and using a professional plumber should keep the warranty for your unit valid.  

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