Should You DIY Your Hot Water Tank?
Changing our your hot water tank might seem like an easy DIY job. It could save you a few dollars, even though the time it takes could be plentiful. We assure you, hiring a professional is a much safer option. Your hot water tank is one of the most dangerous appliances in your home - it is filled with extremely hot water, connected to gas lines and electrical current. Here are a few reasons we recommend putting your tools away and letting seasoned professionals take over.
A professional hot water tank installer has skills and knowledge of all the wiring, gas lines and plumbing components of the job. They are equipped to handle any of the situations associated with the replacement or repair.
A skilled professional is certified to know and follow local building codes. They will be able to access the situation and ensure proper procedures are followed and permits are in place. A licensed professional will ensure the job is done safely and legally.
Hot water tanks can be very dangerous because of the extremely hot water, carbon monoxide, natural gas, electrical wiring and pressurized tank. A single mistake could cause catastrophic damage. A licensed technician is trained properly on how to properly handle any of these concerns to minimize damage and injury.
Most hot water tanks come with a warranty, but they usually forego any additional warranties if they are not installed by a professional. It may be worth it to the wallet in the long run to pay a nominal fee to have your water heater installed by a licensed technician.
Hot water tanks are not like a fridge, you can't just plug them in a use them. They require a lot more expertise to supply hot water to your home for many years. At 4 Seasons Heating, Cooling & Electrical we are hot water experts. Our team of talented technicians can line up the entire job - from sales, to installation, to gas and/ore electrical work, we can take care of the entire job where other companies may require hiring additional trades.
If your hot water tank is on its last gallon of hot water, contact us by phone at (204) 953-5700 or book a consultation online.