When your home’s hot water heater reaches the end of the road and it’s time for a new unit, trust a professional plumber to get the job done right. Hot water heaters are responsible for keeping your home comfortable but trust us when we say, beneath the protective surface of the tank itself lies water at temperatures that could pose deadly health risks.
Here are five reasons why you should never attempt DIY installation and should always hire a licensed plumber to get the job done safely.
A Plumber Is Licensed for Water Heater Installation
What can we say? Plumbers know their way around household appliances. Attempting to DIY any plumbing job is risky and time-consuming for the average homeowner. Let us help you get the job done right the first time, and install your new water heater under the license and experience that holds our business up.
Your Water Heater is an Explosion Risk
Many DIY plumbing mistakes end in financial ruin. However, a plumbing mistake with a gas system easily ends with fatal results. Gas water heaters are powered by extremely flammable fuels. Even one mistake during a self-taught installation could lead to a dangerous explosion or devastating house fire.
Plumbers Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
A licensed plumber will ensure that your new water heater is properly ventilated. This is an essential part of the installation process. Without proper ventilation, your appliance could be subject to carbon monoxide build-up and expose your home to a silent, but deadly toxin.
Ensure You Have the Right Materials That Will Last
Regardless of if you go with another gas-fueled unit or a tankless electric water heater system, your local plumber will be able to help you select the right materials for the job. Your water heater is built to last, and with the right materials and installation process involved, it surely stands a better chance than a DIY attempt.
DIY Jobs can Damage Property Value
Sure, your DIY water heater installation may seem like a solid plan. It may even end up working out for your family in the end. However, unless you’re a licensed plumber who’s trained for the job, the chances are high that your DIY plumbing job isn’t up to code.
Later on down the road, if you decide to move out of your home, your DIY mistakes could haunt you and your finances.
Before installation even begins, a plumber will be able to tell you if the unit you want installed is up to code; they will then install your hot water heater the proper way. Save yourself time and money by putting your trust in the professionals.
Keep Your Home Warm and Safe With Plumbing Dynamics
The weather isn’t planning to heat up anytime soon in Texas, so if your water heater goes on the fritz, let the professionals of Plumbing Dynamics help. We can come out to your property, diagnose the problem and come up with a solution that will have your home functioning like normal in no time.
Don’t put your household at risk trying to mess with a faulty hot water heater. Get in touch with us today to schedule your appointment with our plumbers!