Do Plumbers Install Hot Water Heaters?

Learn why you should always call a licensed plumber for your hot water heater installation

Every home or business relies on a water heater to provide reliable hot water, whether it’s for washing dishes, bathing, cooking, or for any other reason. But while everyone is familiar with the things a water heater can do, questions arise when it comes time to replace these fixtures.
At 212 Plumbing, we get asked a lot of questions about water heater installation, with some homeowners even wondering: “Do plumbers install hot water heaters?” So in today’s post, we’re answering this question and breaking down why you should only trust a skilled plumber with your hot water heater installation. Let’s get started!

So, do plumbers install hot water heaters?

Yes, absolutely! Not only do most professional plumbers and plumbing services install hot water heaters, but they also offer repair and maintenance services for these fixtures as well. A plumber is the best person to call should any issue arise with your hot water heater.
Plumbers can diagnose problems with your water heater and provide repairs to ensure the unit lasts as long as possible. When it comes to installation, a skilled plumber will be able to carry out the task much more quickly and reliably than doing it yourself. In fact, it’s generally inadvisable to install a hot water heater as a DIY project.

Why shouldn’t I install a hot water heater myself?

While installing a hot water heater might seem like a fairly straightforward process, there’s actually quite a bit that can go wrong if you aren’t a professional. An expert plumber will be able to avoid pitfalls and give you peace of mind knowing that your home will have reliable hot water for years to come. Here are some of the top reasons to call a plumber for your hot water heater installation:

Greater convenience
Installing a hot water heater can be tricky, but typically a plumber will be able to perform the installation within a few hours. If you do it yourself, however, it’s likely to take much longer. What’s more, if you get stuck or encounter an issue you can’t address yourself, you’ll be left without a water heater until a plumber can help you complete the installation.

Safety
It may not seem like it, but installing a hot water heater is fairly dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Hot water heaters have pressure valves to vent off excess pressure when necessary, and installing this valve incorrectly can lead to disastrous consequences.

A more experienced hand
Unless you’re a plumber yourself, chances are you haven’t installed many hot water heaters in your lifetime. An experienced plumber, however, will offer hot water heater installation as a typical service—meaning they’ve likely done this hundreds of times before! With that experience comes a greater understanding of how to avoid potential issues and complete the installation perfectly, every time.

Knowledge of building codes
Water heaters can’t just be installed anywhere. In most cities, water heaters must be installed according to specific codes and regulations that ensure the safety of your family (or employees and customers, if you have a commercial building). A local plumber will have thorough knowledge of building code in your area to ensure your hot water heater complies with these regulations.

212 Plumbing Offers Reliable Hot Water Heater Installation Services!

With more than two decades of plumbing experience, 212 Plumbing has installed countless water heaters throughout the Front Range of Colorado. With that practice and experience comes reliability—you can always count on our skilled plumbers to get the job done right every time! And once your hot water heater is installed, 212 Plumbing is your partner for keeping your new unit running smoothly, with expert repair and maintenance services to care for your water heater throughout its lifespan. Contact 212 Plumbing today!

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