If you don’t know how to install a new water heater, there is only one person you can call. You need to get on the phone to a plumber in New Port Richey.
Why Hire a Plumber in New Port Richey
Water heaters have a tendency to be rather heavy pieces of equipment, unless you’re installing a tankless water heater obviously. A plumber will more than likely have a crew as well as the equipment necessary to move the water heater in, disconnect the old one and install a new water heater in a matter of minutes. You have a good chance of throwing your back out, dropping it on your foot, or injuring yourself in a dozen different ways. Ok, you say, what about tankless water heaters?
Well, tankless water heaters work well at providing your home with unlimited hot water, however, they also take a bit of work to connect them. According to Wikihow, here are just a few steps you need to do when you’re installing a tankless water heater:
“Tankless water heaters generally require larger diameter gas supply lines, higher voltage power supply (if contemplating electric on-demand), dedicated – special stainless steel flue (known as Category II, III or IV) or larger diameter exhaust system. Please take these things into consideration before you decide to DIY.
It is highly recommended that you use special union connector sets for the water supply which employ bypass capability. This will allow for simple, easy de-liming maintenance process in the future.
Turn off main incoming water line to house.
Disconnect supply line from old water heater. You will probably have some water left in the line even though your main has been shut off. Place a bucket underneath water bib to catch any spills.
Disconnect heat source from old water heater as follows: for gas, (propane) make sure the supply valve is closed (this is usually determined by the direction of the handle to the valve sitting either in the same direction as the line “open”, opposite the direction of the line “closed”). For and electric water heater, simply unplug the appliance from the wall outlet. [READ SOURCE]
Water Heater Installation: Some Final Thoughts
You know what is a terrible way to end your day? Becoming a household injury statistic is one. A lot of people think that they can install a water heater on their own only to find that they are in way over their head. Don’t be a statistic. Call a residential plumber in New Port Richey instead.
PUR Plumbing Inc.
7139 Mitchell Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL. 34655