DON’T - Clamp Exposed Wires
Among the list of don’ts, when installing a new water heater make sure to not clamp the exposed wires. While installing a water heater, there are many wires used which run through an electrical wire connector that has to be secured and clamped together. So make sure that you clamp only the sheathed and protected parts of the wire. Clamping the exposed part of the wire can be dangerous.
DO - Check for the Voltage
It is advisable to use a voltage tester before you start the installation process. Make sure you check the circuit breaker and outlets for electrical current. It’s good to have a voltage tester handy as it can be used for future electrical work as well.
DON’T - Fill the Tank till all the wiring is done
During the installation process, you should know when to fill the tank with water and when it has to be drained. Keep in mind if you wish to stay alive, don’t fill the tank till all the wiring work is done. Any kind of moisture while working with the wires can lead to electrocution. And don’t turn on any of the circuit breakers that power the hot water tank till it is filled up.
DO - Drain the Water Lines and Cut Off the Water Lines
As mentioned above, drain off all the water in the tank by attaching a garden hose to the drain valve. Then cut off the hot and cold water lines after you unscrew the vent pipe from the vent hood and move it to the side.
DO - Call a Professional When in Doubt
If while doing the installation process you get confused with the steps, then immediately call an Edmonton hot water tank installer. They will get your water heater installed in a day’s time. And it’s always better to be safe than sorry when a professional takes up the responsibility, you are no longer at a risk of getting injured or ruining your new water heater.
With Edmonton Hot Water Tanks, you can be assured that you get on-time service, up-front pricing, and emergency services 24/7. We’ll ensure that your work gets done correctly in the first time itself. Reach out to us to know more about installing your new water heater.