Hot Water Heater Safety & Repairs

With all the free time most of us are experiencing at home, you might be tempted to fix some things up around the house! This is great! However, when it comes to your hot water heaters it’s not recommended and often unsafe to try the DIY method. At R&B Plumbing, we are ready to assist you with anything you need help with! All you have to do is give us a call and we can help right away…. Until then, here are some jobs that you should never attempt without a professional…

A job you should never attempt without a professional is replacing your hot water tank. This job is tempting to try on your own, however, it’s a much more complicated process than you might imagine. Not to mention replacing a hot water tank on your own without a professional is dangerous! First of all, for a gas-fired hot water tank, a permit is required and the installation must be completed to code – often with the addition of an expansion tank. On top of that, there is the risk of the connections leaking. Venting must be installed correctly for all types of gas hot water heaters. Improperly vented tanks can be a risk to the occupants of the home. For electric tanks you’re not just replacing a water tank but it involves working with electricity lines, which can have it’s own risks.

When it comes to hot water heaters, the best course of action is to work with professionals. At the very least seek out a consultation. You may be unaware of what you’re getting into without an outside opinion. Furthermore, your safety is always a priority. Visit R&B Plumbing today for more information on how you can upgrade your system and how we can help you do it safely!

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