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Professional Water Heater Installation or DIY? Why You Should Always Choose the Pros

All too often homeowners find themselves thinking “Hey, I could take care of this home improvement product myself and save some money.”

While yes, we agree that the occasional DIY project is a great way to save a couple of bucks, there are DIY projects that you should spearhead by yourself, and then there are projects that you should leave to the professionals.

At Only Water Heaters, your local water heater installation professionals in Columbus, we strongly urge you to never consider installing a new water heater by yourself — unless you have professional training, that is. Instead, maybe stick to DIY projects like painting the fence or sealing the deck.

Below, we have listed a few reasons why you should always call the professionals at Only Water Heaters for your water heater installation needs.


Why Choose Professional Water Heater Installation?

So you’ve come across a screaming deal on a hot water heater. In an effort to save even more money, you might consider installing the water heater yourself. After all, it came with directions for a reason, right? Below, we have listed a few reasons why you should never consider installing a water heater without the proper training.

Risk of Explosion

While the word “explosion” might seem like an attempt to scare you from installing your own water heater, it’s not. Explosions and fires are actually a real risk when installing a gas water heater. Naturally, gas is combustible — and your new water heater will have a pilot flame that could cause the gas to destabilize if you do not properly install the water heater. That said, it is best that you leave gas water heater installation to the professionals.

Carbon Monoxide Risks

Carbon monoxide is an incredibly dangerous gas that can be produced by your gas water heater. Because of this, it is important to properly ventilate the space and have detection tools in place when the water heater is being installed.

Being that carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas and is extremely difficult to detect without the proper tools, we urge you to let our local water heater installation experts, here at Only Water Heaters, take care of the installation process.

Product Knowledge & Experience

If there is one reason to let a professional install your water heater, it is that a professional technician has plenty of experience and prior product knowledge.

Often times, water heater installation does not go smoothly. By that, we mean that it is rare that there is not a hiccup in the installation process that requires alternative steps or adaptations. As experienced water heater installation specialists at Only water Heaters, members of our team have the knowledge and experience to adjust installation plans to overcome issues during the installation process.


If You Want It Done Right, Hire The Professionals at Only Water Heaters!

At the end of the day, there are some projects that are DIY and some projects that should be left to the professionals — and water heater installation should be left to the pros.

If you have recently purchased a gas, electric, or tankless water heater and are in need of installation services in your Columbus home or business, we urge you to get in touch with a member of our team today. We look forward to working with you!

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