There is nothing more frustrating than for a large home appliance to break down, including water heaters. Replacing a water heater is an expensive investment for the parts, service, and installation. Some homeowners make the dangerously poor decision of attempting to replace their water heaters without professional help.
It is critical for both your safety and the integrity of the unit, to never try to replace a water heater on your own. Doing so can result in grave consequences, including damages, injury, and/or death.
The following information was developed to help homeowners understand why it is critical to their safety to contact a professional to replace their water heater. This information will reveal all the risks of replacing the system yourself. Hopefully providing you with the information you need to make an informed and wise decision.
Most water heaters are gas. This puts you and your family at risk of exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning. This is an odorless gas that builds up and puts your family at risk of brain damage and death.
Risk of Fire/Explosion
The smallest mistake when attempting to install a water heater can result in a fire and/or explosion. This is not worth the risk of harming yourself, your family, and destroying your home.
Drainage and Supply Issues
Professionals have the knowledge that is required to successfully install a water heater. Water heaters must be installed with the right supply and drainage lines to ensure functionality and prevent water damage.
Improper installation also puts excess stress on the system, causing it to work harder than it should, and increasing the risk of damages. This excess pressure on the system could also lead to an explosion.
Water heaters are supposed to be inspected and permitted by a licensed professional. Failing to do so could lead to numerous issues, including voiding the warranty on your new system. This could also be an issue when it comes time to sell your home. You will not be able to sell on home with a water heater installed that does not pass inspection.
There are too many serious risks for anyone to attempt to install their own water heaters. It is not worth saving a few dollars on installation to put yourself and your family’s life in danger. Not to mention the cost of replacing a brand new water heater because it was installed incorrectly.
Protect yourself and your family by contacting a professional plumber who is certified and experienced in water heater installation.
Water Heater Services in Stoneham, MA
The professional technicians at Elite Plumbing & Heating specialize in water heater installation. Let us handle this dangerous job using their certified skills and extensive knowledge. Reach out today for more information about our reliable and professional services. 781-438-2997