Around the house, we often want to tackle projects ourselves first before hiring someone to do the job for us. Although it could be for many reasons, chances are it’s a way to save money.
Installing a water heater is one of those DIY tasks many homeowners attempt on their own. It may seem like a simple task you can do. However, installing a water heater can be quite dangerous and is best left to the professionals. Call Plumbers Cape Town to help you install your water heater.
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Do Plumbers Install Water Heaters?
If you need to install water heater to install, it’s best to call a plumber to complete the job. Water heaters are a costly and dangerous investment to try and tackle on your own. Add water heaters to the list of appliances you should call a professional for.
Leave installing a water heater up to the plumber. Trying to tackle the job yourself if you don’t know what to do can be very dangerous. In fact, the water heater is one of the most dangerous appliances you likely have in your home.
An electric water heater has over 240 volts of electricity that flows through it. Coming in contact with that voltage could be harmful. The other type of water heater is a gas one. If not installed correctly, you risk the possibility of a gas leak which has catastrophic consequences if left alone.
Hiring a professional to install a water heater will not only ensure your safety and everyone else’s in the building, but they also have the training and qualifications to install it correctly the first time. They go through all the checks to ensure that every safety feature is in place and in good condition. There is also the local plumbing codes to adhere to when installing a water heater.
Hire a Professional to Replace Water Heaters
Don’t think that you only need a professional to install a water heater. You should also have one for replacing a water heater as well. For the same reasons as installing one, a professional plumber will ensure everything is done correctly.
When replacing a water heater, there is also the concern over handling both the old and new water heater, and properly disposing of the old one. The old water heater needs to be safely and properly disposed of.
Get a Professional Recommendation
Hiring a professional for your water heater installation doesn’t stop just there. By using one, they can also recommend the proper water heater for your home.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal for water heaters. You have the option between a tankless or traditional water heater, depending on how much hot water your household needs on a daily basis. The size you use will also depend on your family’s hot water usage. There are multiple brands to choose from, all with different prices, warranty and quality levels. Not only that, there is the push towards energy efficient appliances. So, your plumber can help you choose the most energy efficient one that is best suited for your house.
Get Your Water Heater Installed Today
Don’t risk your safety and the safety of your family by thinking a water heater installation is a DIY project. It is one of those appliances in your home that you should call a professional plumber for the job.
If you’re looking for a new water heater, contact us today. We’ll help you choose the best one for your needs, and ensure that it’s safely and correctly installed the first time.