Understanding Plumbing Problems

There aren't many household systems more confusing than plumbing, which is why I stopped trying to fix mine on my own. I realized that taking things apart was increasingly more difficult, so I stopped guessing and started looking for a trained expert who could come out and help. When I found the right professional, it was amazing to see how much easier things were. They went through, evaluated my plumbing system, and made changes that changed my home from the inside-out. Check out this blog to find out more about how to avoid plumbing problems and when to hire a professional of your own.

Ask Your Plumber These Questions Before A Water Heater Installation


If your water heater is no longer getting your water up to sufficient temperatures, it's probably time to order a replacement. When you buy a new water heater, it's smart to take advantage of professional installation services. Here are four things you should ask your plumber when scheduling a water heater installation:

1. Will the plumber remove the old water heater?

Water heaters are bulky appliances that can weigh hundreds of pounds. It can be difficult to dispose of a water heater on your own, especially if your water heater is located in your basement. Some plumbers will dispose of your old water heater after disconnecting it and installing your new one. Ask your plumber if this is a service they provide and if it's included in the price of installation.

2. Do you need to be present for the installation?

If you're a busy person with a full schedule, you may not have the time or desire to be present for your water heater installation. If you'd rather not take the day off from work, ask your plumber if they're comfortable with installing your water heater without you in the house. Plumbers' positions on this can vary, so you may need to call around until you find the right service.

3. Should you buy a bigger water heater?

While you're shopping for a new water heater, you may wonder if it's worth the money to upgrade to a larger tank. Larger tanks can hold more hot water, which may be desirable for households of four or more people. You can take advantage of your plumber's expertise. Before making a purchase, call your local plumber to get their recommendation. Your household size, water usage habits, and budgetary constraints will all factor into the decision.

4. How long will the installation process take?

If you plan to be home during the installation, you may want to know how long the process will take so you can plan your day accordingly. In general, water heater installation can take a few hours. However, your plumber will be able to give you a more accurate estimate when they arrive at your house. Your water heater installation may take more or less time than average depending on the state of your home's plumbing. You can cut down on installation time by draining your water heater tank before the plumber arrives.

For more information about water heater installation, contact a plumber in your area.


24 March 2020