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Avoid Common Water Heater Installation Disasters

These are some of the most common water heater installation errors, the problems that ensue and tips on how to avert disaster:

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning: Carbon monoxide (CO) is a by-product of a gas heated water heater. If not vented properly, CO can leak into your home which can be potentially fatal. When installing a gas water heater make sure that:

  • A CO detector is installed
  • The vent is obstruction free. Routinely check that no debris or small animal nests have collected within the vent.

Explosions & Burns: A ticking time bomb can result if a temperature and pressure (T&P) valve are not installed properly. This will cause pressure to build within the tank until it bursts. An improperly installed overflow tube can burn someone when it discharges. Here’s how to avoid explosions and burns:

  • Proper valve installation 6 inches above the floor, diverting discharge safely.
  • Safety check after installation by “exercising” the valve. Perform this same safety check routinely.

Cracks & Leaks: First use dry-fire of a water heater with an empty tank can result in ruining an electric heating element or a gas burner cracking the tank. Avoid this disaster by:

  • Opening all hot water faucets in the home.
  • When water flow is uninterrupted, fire up the water heater.

Leaky, Faulty Fittings: When soldering occurs too close to the tank, heat melts the plastic fittings. Take these steps for successful connection:

  • Unscrew the tank’s pipe nipples.
  • Create a short extension so nipples can be soldered further from the tank.
  • Allow pipes to cool before re-attaching.

Inexperience: Perhaps the most common mistake made when installing a water heater is under-estimating the value of experience. Every new water heater comes with an installation guide that advises reading the entire manual before installation. It warns that improper installation can cause injury and possibly even death. Installing a water heater is not a project for a novice. Always trust this job to a skilled plumbing professional. Please contact us with your questions or for a free quote. With more than 20 years of experience, Water Heater Repair Katy can keep you worry-free with your water heater.

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Ory's Plumbing Solutions is Katy, TX's premier plumbing company, serving Katy and all surrounding areas. We handle all aspects of plumbing, including broken pipes, emergency plumbing services, and sewer and drain cleaning. Call today and one of our plumber experts will be at your home to provide you with an estimate. Unlike other plumbers in the Katy area, you can count on Ory's Plumbing Solutions to get to your home or office in an hour or less, ready to take care of any plumbing emergency you may have. This service is why we are one of the most trusted plumbers in Katy. Read More

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When you need a qualified Water Heater Repair company then Ory's Plumbing are the people to call. Whether day or night we can help fix any water heater repair you might have. Whether it is a repair that is needed or a new installation or whether it is a traditional tank or tankless heater we can help.

Ory's Plumbing Solutions
Address :
221 Baker Rd,
Houston, TX 77094

Phone : 281-829-9828
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License: MPL 41229
Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
PO Box 4200, AUSTIN, TEXAS, 78765
512-936-5200