Water Heater Maintenance: Do-It-Yourself or Call a Professional?
When it comes to your water heater, how do you know if it’s better to do-it-yourself or call a local plumber?
Here are a few guidelines to help you decide.
Are you able to diagnose the problem?
Once you know the symptoms of your water heater, you can search online and begin to determine potential causes and fixes. If the symptoms aren’t clear or consistent, you may want to consult a professional.
Is it an easy problem to fix?
Depending on your experience, many problems may be relatively easy to fix. However, because water heaters require electrical or gas power, you must be careful and comfortable, taking necessary electrical precautions prior to working on it.
How long will it take you to fix it and will you be successful?
Sometimes a job that seems simple when reading about it, can be very complicated. There are variations in water heaters, specific tools, access issues, and an understanding of electrical and/or gas powered tanks that come into play.
So it’s worth considering the nature of the problem, how familiar you are with fixing water heaters, and the potential consequences of doing it incorrectly when deciding whether to tackle it on your own.
There’s also a lot of value in ensuring your water heater is fixed as quickly as possible since it is one of the most important pieces of your home plumbing system. You depend on it every day as part of your daily routine and comfort.
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Call the folks at Agentis. We’re ready to help.