A hot water heater is something you may not think about … until it goes out. And unlike many things in your home, a hot water heater should be installed by an experienced and skilled professional. If you’re not convinced, let’s look at a few reasons why you shouldn’t install one yourself:
1). A professional plumber will guarantee their work. If you have any issues, a phone call will bring them back to get it fixed.
2). Hot water heaters make noise and often have odors coming from them. Some are normal, some aren’t. A professional will know how to troubleshoot the noises and odors and determine if you have a problem or not.
3). When you install a hot water heater yourself, there are many different things that can go wrong. Such as shorting out the electrical party and frying the element inside or cross-thread connections to gas or water. Or, even getting the wrong size parts needed to install the hot water heater itself.
4). Hot water heaters need to be vented and if they are vented wrong, carbon monoxide can build up, making your home dangerous. Your hot water heater should also have a proper temperature valve and pressure relief valve so that it is not damaged with pressure build-up.
5). A hot water heater should heat your water, but there are settings determined by the manufacturers that need to be followed so that you or your family isn’t scalded. A professional plumber knows those settings and will set your hot water heater accordingly.
6). A professional will know how to install your hot water heater so that it will drain as it should if there are any leaks in the future.
Are you in need of a reliable and knowledgable residential plumber in the Claremore area? Call us at (918) 274-7377 and schedule a service call today!