A water heater is the most expensive device in your house when it comes to repairing or replacing it. These huge costs can be avoided by regularly maintaining them. But, maintenance is only possible when you take a close look at your water heater and its functions regularly. On checking the water heater, you might observe several defects and problems. Some defects occur with time, while some exist from the beginning due to improper installation. Here is a list of some common installation defects.
Installed at a Wrong Location
There are several types of water heaters available in the market. Not choosing an appropriate one or under or over-estimating the size required can lead to long-term difficulties. Also, every water heater must be installed at a proper place. Some homeowners tend to install them in inappropriate places. A water heater cannot be installed in a storage room, bedroom, bedroom closet, bathroom, or bathroom closet, to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. This can result in congested fitting and accessibility to water heater becomes difficult.
Incorrect Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Connection
A water heater is equipped with a standard safety feature called temperature-pressure relief valve (TPR). This valve automatically opens up when the temperature or pressure inside the tank when it reaches its threshold limit. Incorrectly installed valves can open up unexpectedly or cause the water heater to explode. If an overflow tube hasn’t been installed within 6 inches of the floor from the TPR, hot water could spray out all over the place. This can be very dangerous.
Soldering Near the Tank
Soldering is required to connect the new water heater to the water pipes. Soldering too close to the heater can be dangerous as the heat it takes to melt the soldering can also melt the plastic fittings inside the tank. This damage is difficult to identify until you start using the water heater regularly and the tank doesn’t fill properly.
Heating an Empty Tank
First-time users may miss out on various precautionary measures. They end up switching on the heater without filling the tank first. Before using the water heater, you should fill the tank with water. If you fail to fill the tank before turning it on, it may lead to some severe damages. The heating element of your electric water heater can burn out. In the case of gas water heaters, the entire tank can crack and become useless.
Installing a new water heater may seem easy to carry out on your own, but it can turn into a disaster if not done correctly. Hence, it is advisable to take help from professional plumbers in Edmonton to avoid any installation defects. Hot Water Tanks Edmonton has a skilled and experienced staff who can deal with any kind of plumbing or water heater defects.
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