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September 28th, 2018 in Water Heater Maintenance

3 Reasons Why You Should Get Professional Water Heater Installation Services


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No matter how talented of a handyman you might be, there are some installations that are better left to professionals with years of experience. For instance, water heater installation can be a tricky business if you aren’t trained to handle the job. You’re better off hiring a plumbing company to do the job, especially if you’ve never dealt with water heaters before.

Not convinced that hiring a company is worth the money? Here are three big reasons why messing with your hot water on your own is a bad idea.

  1. The Installation Process Can Be Dangerous

As simple as that water heater might seem simple, messing with it can lead to serious problems for your health and safety. Many water heaters rely on natural gas, which means they are flammable and can potentially explode if tampered with improperly.

To make matters worse, gas burners can also contain buildups of carbon monoxide. If the buildup escapes, it could cause medical emergencies and even result in permanent brain damage to those nearby. In general, it’s a good idea to protect your body and home by letting a professional handle these temperamental appliances.

  1. It’s Important to Know What You’re Doing

No matter how much of a handyman you may be, your knowledge about water heaters is probably subpar compared to professional plumbing companies. True plumbers will go through training and licensing that prepares them for a variety of scenarios, and they’ll be better equipped to prevent problems and install the water heater correctly on the first try.

Chances are, if you attempt to install a hot water heater without any training, you’ll end up calling professional plumbers in to fix your mistake later on. Save yourself the time and pain now by skipping to the professional services.

  1. Your Water Heater Affects the Value of Your Property

Don’t assume that your water heater is something you’ll install and never think about again. If you plan to sell your home or business building eventually, the water heater may affect the property’s value. Inspectors will determine if the heater was installed correctly, and if you fail inspection, you may end up having to pay future fines.

Don’t make things hard on yourself by attempting to install the water heater on your own. By hiring a professional plumbing company to handle the job, you’ll buy yourself peace of mind and safety.

In the New Haven and Fairfield Counties of Connecticut, few plumbing companies are trusted as much as Rick’s Plumbing Service, Inc. Our highly-trained and licensed plumbers are prepared to handle any kind of plumbing concern, including the installation of new appliances like your water heater. We promise to arrive on time, and we won’t leave until the job is done properly.

To schedule an installation or to learn more about Rick’s Plumbing Service, Inc., feel free to give us a call today at 203-874-6629. We’re more than happy to help you take the next steps in improving your plumbing system.



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