Hot Water Heater Installation: Not a DIY Project

Aug 26, 2021

The Universal Sign for a Hot Water Tank Replacement

What is the sign your hot water heater needs to be replaced?  Leaking.

Leaking can lead to a tank explosion due to high water pressure. Why might there be high pressure in the tank?  The temperature might be too hot, or a relief valve might be stuck.  This leads to leaks.  In any case, shut off the tank and call a professional.

Not a DIY

Now you might be tempted to try to replace the hot water heater yourself. One can easily Google a “How to..” article or find step-by-step directs on YouTube. Proceed with caution because this type of plumbing work is not a DIY weekend project.

Replace a water heater can be a very difficult and time-consuming task. If you decide to do it on your own, you could end up with a faulty unit or not even get it up and running in the first place.

Professional plumbers have formal education to learn the intricacies of water heater systems. By trusting this home repair to a professional, you are ensuring the job is done right and safely.

Hot water tanks come in different models. You can go with a traditional hot water heater or a tankless unit.  The traditional heater is generally in a closet or basement.  The tankless unit is a unit installed very close to the point-of-use.  For example, a tankless unit may be under a sink in a bathroom.  This allows for rapid heating of water.  It takes stress off the requirements of multiple users at the same time, such as a bath, a dishwasher, and a washing machine all running at the same time.

An experienced plumber can help you make a good decision as to which type of tank is best for your home and situation. While YouTube videos can teach us all many things, sharing years of hands-on experience can only be given by a professional plumber. Rely on their plumbing expertise to save yourself lots of grief.

Contact The Plumber Guy for your next water heater and enjoy the rewards of a system that works!

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