These days, it is so easy to fire up a YouTube video for just about any home improvement or plumbing project. This is excellent for a lot of homeowners who want to save some money or the satisfying feeling of learning a brand new skill. However, there are certain projects that might be better off left to the professionals. One example of this is through installing a new water heater. It might seem like some easy DIY project, but if it isn’t installed correctly, a water heater could lead to a number of different risks and hazards. Some of these include:
- Ignition issues and fires
- Gas leaks
- Water pressure change that could hurt the tank or cause an explosion
- Water leaks that could hurt personal items or the home’s structure
- Faulty venting which could allow toxic combustion gases to enter your home
- Bacteria growth
- Scalding because of improper temperature settings
There isn’t a whole lot of room for error when you install a new water heater with all that in mind. Read on to learn why you’re better off with the professional plumbers installing a water heater!
Permit and Correct Installation for Water Heater
You can definitely count on licensed plumbers to secure necessary permits (where required) as well as following local building codes and manufacturer recommendations. This will reduce or eliminate the dangerous scenarios mentioned earlier in the blog.
Inspections for the Water Heater
If your municipality requires inspections for a new water heater, you have a much better chance of passing it when the unit has been professionally installed. Even if an inspection isn’t required, it might give you peace of mind knowing that an expert took a look at your system.
Correct Settings for the Water Heater
Plumbers know all of the settings of the equipment they’re installing. They can ensure that all the settings are right and show you how to personally make correct adjustments if need be.
Once the water heater has been installed, regular maintenance should be performed to keep it working efficiently and effectively. A licensed plumber from Alpha Plumbing can keep its maintenance plan right on schedule.
Having your water heater installed and maintained by a licensed plumber can help you stay within the terms of your water heater’s warranty. This will come in handy if there are any issues with your water heater.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.