Can I Do it Myself?
Purchasing a water heater is not challenging at all. Everyone has a local hardware store near them where you can purchase a new hot water heater. As long as you have the correct size (capacity in gallons) and (gas or electric) model, purchasing one is easy. Transporting the water heater from hardware store to home may be a bit challenging…Make sure to use a truck or borrow one from friend or family. Or you can rent one.
How Do I Install it?
If you are replacing your current water heater, as long as you follow the old footprint it is pretty simple to install it yourself. It is always a good idea to have a friend or family member help because water heaters can be a bit heavy. There are also many instructional videos online on how to install one.
Check Your Local Building Codes
Most areas will allow you to replace your own water heater. The reason to check with your local building codes is because you need to check to see if you need a permit. If you are installing yourself, a permit will give you the surety you did it correctly. And you want to make sure you follow local codes.
You vs. The Plumber
They are still some benefits to hiring the plumber. One of the main ones is they can probably install it much faster due to them doing it more often than you. The plumber will have all the tools to install saving you money on having to purchase your own tools. Most plumbers will give you some type of warranty. So if it ever leaks or has a problem the plumber will fix it.
If you would like to have a professional at The Twins install your water heater for you, give us a call today!