Why You Should Hire A San Diego Plumber To Install A Water Heater
A water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. It heats water to supply hot water for bathing, washing, cleaning, and many other household uses. But when it comes to installing a new water heater, many people think they can do it themselves. However, professional plumbing services are advised. Here’s why:
Safety Risks Associated With Diy Installation
There are numerous risks involved in attempting a do-it-yourself project on your own water heater installation. For example, if you incorrectly connect the cold and hot pipes while installing the new unit, there is a risk that you’ll burn yourself or even start an explosion from gas leaks. Gas leaks may occur whenever connections are not made properly during the installation process—and because gas is odorless, a leak won’t be easy to detect.
Another risk is that you may damage the water supply or waste lines by using an incorrect pipe size or improperly cutting the pipes in the wrong spot. This may result in leaks and other problems.
You also wouldn’t want to be at home when a natural gas explosion occurs as a result of the incorrectly installed piping. The explosion could injure anyone in the area, including you and your family, and it could also cause considerable damage to your property.
Benefits Of Calling A Professional For Your Water Heater Installation
Thankfully, there are many benefits to hiring licensed plumbing services. For example, a professional plumber will know what type of water heater is best for your home and the size that you should choose. This ensures that you make a proper investment in the new unit.
A professional also knows how to properly connect the hot and cold water supply pipes as well as the waste lines. The plumber can ensure that all gas connections are made safely using either traditional or high-temperature flex connections—and by following proper procedures at every step of the installation process.
A trained technician may have some recommendations on installing insulation around pipes if needed for an install in a finished area in order to provide you with more protection against heat loss, sweating valves, and other potential problems.
If you are planning to install a new water heater, don’t take the risk of installing it yourself. Contact a licensed plumbing professional instead—like 1st Response Plumber – to make sure that the installation is done correctly. Schedule your service today with our plumbers!