Twenty years ago, if someone with limited technical experience dared to install their own water heater, we would probably consider such a person irresponsible at the least. Nowadays people believe that YouTube tutorials is everything they need to walk them through the installation process of their home appliances.
At Brea/Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning our professionals strongly advise you to never try to install a water heater on your own without any previous experience. While the YouTube tutorial creator might seem like he has confidence in your installation skills, there are many issues that could go wrong if you do not use the proper tools or have technical experience.
So why is it important to have a professional install your water heater? Read on to find out!
Proper Water Heater Installation
- Keeping Everything Legal
Any water heater installations and repairs always have to be compatible with certain laws and codes in order to be performed properly and avoid problems in the future. Building codes are rules that constantly change and vary depending on the job and process. Otherwise, both the installer and the resident could be at risk for safety issues as well as legal issues. Our team from Brea/Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning can guarantee that all the local codes and laws concerning installation processes will be considered.
- Proper water heater installation lowers potential for frequent problems
You don’t want to deal with frequent water heater repairs in case if your water heater wasn’t installed right the first time. Professional installation ensures that all the insulation, pipes, and valves are connected properly.
- Allows your water heater to last longer
A properly installed water heater will operate more efficiently and have a longer lifespan, preventing a premature water heater replacement.
- Creates a safer water heater environment
Gas water heaters use a constant flow of natural gas and in case of an improperly sealed connection that natural gas will gradually leak into your home, causing extreme risk. And also if the room is not properly vented, gas can build over time and you won’t even notice it! It’s like a time bomb waiting to blow. All it takes is a small spark and a disastrous event could occur.
Never attempt the installation by yourself, if you have a gas-operated water heater. Gas water heaters must be installed by installation specialists to ensure that all connections are correctly sealed and that there are accurate venting systems in place.
- Protects against leaks
An improperly installed water heater can be prone to leaks and potential flooding in the future and mold spreading.
- You can be advised by an expert
An installing expert should be able to give you tips on how you can practice preventative maintenance for your water heater. You can ask him questions related to the care and maintenance of your unit so everything remains safe and in order. He can also advise you on the right size of your water heater unit that will suit all your family needs.
Rely on Brea/Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning for the professional installation of your water heater. We guarantee that you as a homeowner will only benefit from the proper and safe installation of your water heater. Schedule your appointment today!