6 Compelling Reasons to Choose Professional Installation for Your Water Heater

A Man In Overalls Inspecting A Tankless Water Heater For Installation Or Replacement By A Water Heater Specialist

If you need a tankless water heater installation, it is essential to always have a professional install your appliance. 

Your home is full of appliances necessary for easy, everyday living. A water heater is one of the more important appliances in your house. Without the convenience of a water heater, you would have to manually heat your water to take a hot shower or bath, wash your dishes, and effectively wash your clothes.

Moreover, a water heater promotes temperature regulation, helping us conserve energy and water. With so many perks (and a significant price tag), every water heater should be treated like the investment it is and be expertly installed and maintained to maximize these benefits.

This is why hiring an experienced and trusted water heater specialist for your standard or tankless water heater installation is essential. From helping you find the best type and size of water heater for your home to significantly reducing the risk of installation error, enlisting the services of a certified and reputable planner can lead to long-term savings on costs and energy.

Continue reading below for six reasons why a professional plumber should handle your water heater replacement process.

6 reasons to hire a professional for your water heater installation

It’s not uncommon for the average homeowner to opt to do a weekend home improvement project themselves. Most property owners can handle tasks like painting a room, replacing cabinet pulls in their kitchen, light landscaping, and other relatively simple jobs. Some may even be able to manage projects as intensive as upgrading lighting fixtures.

However, some projects, including plumbing-related ones, are best left to the professionals. This is especially true for water heaters. It may be tempting to save some money and buy a water heater from the hardware store down the street and install it yourself. Alas, no amount of money saved is worth sacrificing the important benefits that come with hiring a professional plumber to do the installation.

Investing in a skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable plumber to complete your plumbing needs, especially installing a water heater, comes with many benefits. What are the benefits we mentioned previously? Let’s get into it. 

1. Recommendations for the right type of water heater

From the standard water heater to a more modern tankless option, there are so many options that the shopping and deciding process can feel overwhelming and daunting. 

A trusted plumbing professional understands more than anyone else what you should consider when choosing the best type of water heater for your specific situation. They will ask you questions about the number of people living in your home, the size of your house, the number of bathrooms, and more. This information will allow them to recommend the right kind of water heater for you.

2. Access to reputable brands and models 

There are a lot of brands that make water heaters. Even more than that, there are countless models available on the market. However, not all of the top brands are sold in retail stores where you have easy access to make a purchase.

Most plumbing professionals have access to water heater brands and models exclusively sold to installers. By working with a pro, you’ll be able to get the right water heater for your property with professional insights and will not be limited to what is sold at your local hardware store.

3. Repairs made convenient 

Eventually, down the road, your water heater will need repairs and regular maintenance. When this time comes, you will already have a trusted and skilled professional to contact. Whether it’s broken down and needs to be replaced or it needs an annual maintenance tune-up, your go-to plumber will ensure quality repairs when the time comes.

Moreover, when a professional installs your water heater, there is less margin for error, and the need for frequent repairs is less likely.

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4. Paperwork is necessary 

Building codes require permits for water heater installations, whether homeowners decide to do it themselves or hire a certified plumber. Like most paperwork, the process is often tedious and time-consuming.

Licensed plumbing professionals will easily secure all the necessary paperwork thanks to their current knowledge and understanding of local building codes in a way that, without extensive research, a homeowner could not.

5. Protection against carbon monoxide poisoning 

There is always a major risk for triggering carbon monoxide leaks when installing anything that uses natural gas, and water heater installations are not exempt. Homeowners installing water heaters likely do not know the ins and outs of installing these appliances and the likelihood of making a mistake is greater. 

Professional plumbers do this task regularly and have the knowledge, experience, and tools to install water heaters correctly and avoid making installation mistakes that may lead to natural gas being released into the air and causing a medical emergency. 

6. Safer installations

Different water heaters are held to various safety standards, and with the number of brands and models available, it is hard for the typical homeowner to know, let alone remember, the specifics of their water heater.

Plumber professionals have the knowledge, skills, and experience to perform the water heater installation according to all the law’s guidelines, ensuring a safe installation right from the beginning.

5 tips for hiring a water heater specialist you can trust

Since most strongly suggest hiring a water heater specialist, it’s important to ensure you’re getting the right one. If you are not sure where to start, here are some tips that will help you hire the best water heater replacement specialist for you:

  1. Make sure the plumbers you are considering hiring are licensed and insured. Being licensed and insured is 100% necessary in a catastrophe.
  2. Find someone who has been in the business for a long time; experience is key!
  3. Inquire about written quotes and estimates. Most professionals will not give an estimate until they thoroughly examine your home and determine the issue.
  4. Do not solely rely on the plumbing company’s website and advertisement when researching your options. Take time to go to a third-party website for reviews. A quick search will give you all the insight you need for past customers’ experiences.
  5. Word of mouth is everything in the home improvement and care industry, so asking your friends, family, and neighbors if they have someone they love, trust, and have had good experiences with can be helpful.

Need a tankless water heater installation? Contact Professional Plumbing Systems today!

Whether you need a tankless water heater installation, a water softener installed, a drain cleaned and repaired, or help with another plumbing-related task, the experienced team at Professional Plumbing Systems is here to assist you.

We’ve offered our customers expert installations, quality repairs, and trusted maintenance services to homes and businesses for years. You will see our commitment to keeping our clients happy, satisfied, and comfortable in the work we do every day.

Our company was built on bringing quality plumbing work, friendly service, and affordable prices to every job, small or large. The Professional Plumbing Systems team of technicians is dedicated to providing extraordinary work, as every crew member is honest and efficient. 

When it comes to plumbing, experience matters. We have been in the industry for over 15 years, so you can trust that we have the knowledge and skill to repair, maintain, or install your plumbing needs. We are here to save you the time and stress of figuring out plumbing solutions on your own. The Professional Plumbing Systems team does it right the first time, every time. 

We service commercial and residential properties and also help those starting a new build or renovation project in Utah County. 

Contact Professional Plumbing Systems today to discuss your water heater replacement, or visit our website to book your service or consultation.