Ever wonder if you could save some money and install your water heater yourself? Here are 5 reasons why you should leave it to the professionals.
Plumbers Are Professionally Trained
Licensed technicians and plumbers have trained for years, and they’re experts at installing water heaters. With such a heavy (and expensive) piece of equipment, you simply don’t want to risk messing anything up. You certainly can’t beat the peace of mind you’ll have knowing that everything was installed correctly and that your water heater will work properly.
Water Heaters Are Easily Flammable
Many water heaters run on gas, which can easily catch fire. One mistake could cause your entire unit to explode. This is why if you’re untrained, you should steer clear of trying to install a water heater yourself.
Water Heaters Can Release Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide is produced by water heaters simply as a byproduct of combustion. If your water heater is installed properly, you won’t have to worry about this because the Carbon Monoxide will be properly and easily vented. However, self-installation could cause it to not vent. Carbon Monoxide is colorless and odorless, but it’s extremely poisonous, and simply not worth the risk.
A Professional Will Be Equipped With All The Right Tools
Today, there are so many different types of water heaters, it’s a headache trying to figure out the tools and technology you’ll need for your installation, or for the repair. A trained professional will come equipped with all of the proper tools and technology to get the job done correctly.
You Could Risk Reducing Your Home Value
If your water heater isn’t properly installed, it could actually reduce the value of your property. If you’re looking to sell your home one day, you’ll want to keep this in mind if you’re considering installing your own water heater.
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