Paying a professional to replace your water heater can be expensive, and it’s only natural that people would want to avoid it if at all possible.
CHICAGO, IL, March 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Some people will wonder if replacing it themselves is a viable option to help save money. While we understand the thought, it’s important to understand that this is definitely not a DIY project!
Keep in mind that your water heater is full of gallons of scalding water and is connected to gas lines and pressure-controlled tanks. Making a mistake can be devastating and could result in significant injury to yourself and your property. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you should invest in professional help and avoid a DIY project at any cost.
First of all, there are a variety of safety problems present when replacing a water heater. In addition to the incredibly hot water you could encounter, your water heater is home to electrical wiring, natural gas, carbon monoxide, and various pressure-controlled tanks. Making a mistake with any of these could lead to catastrophic injury and damage. A professional fully understands the potential risks and will go out of their way to minimize risks.
On a purely practical level, replacing your own water heater can be a daunting and confusing task. The installation is not a simple one and requires knowledge of the venting and piping involved. Soldering and wiring are also possibilities when installing a water heater, and it’s important that anyone attempting an installation understand how to handle even the worst-case scenarios.
In addition to the damage to yourself and your property, installing a water heater on your own also means that if the unit malfunctions in the future, you won’t have the ease of mind that a guarantee from a professional offers. Many plumbers will guarantee their work in the form of a warranty, in other words, and making the decision to forgo that in favor of installing the water heater yourself could lead to serious frustrations down the road.
Finally, keep in mind that your home and its appliances must be “up to code”. That means that they adhere to certain safety guidelines. If you’re installing a water heater on your own, you might miss fire codes and building codes or even fail to obtain plumbing permits necessary to complete the job legally and safely.
We hope the information above helps convey that water heaters are not a DIY project. If you need to replace or repair your current water heater, it’s important to reach out to experienced professionals who can help ensure that the job is done safely and quickly. At Morning Noon Night Plumbing we offer our clients great prices along with 24-hour emergency sewer and plumbing services. When you are in need of a plumber, we can help!
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