Water Heater Installation
If you want to ensure that your home’s water heater is safe, you should familiarise yourself with the state’s various water heater installation codes. The following are a few prerequisites to meet:
Straps For Earthquakes
Earthquakes can strike anywhere along the Coast, and Arizona is no exception. For this reason, earthquake straps must be installed on water heaters to keep them in place in the case of an earthquake. Both the top and bottom thirds of a water heater should have earthquake straps installed.
Tanks For Expansion
By absorbing excessive pressure that can build up inside a water heater, expansions tanks help prevent pressures spikes & leaks. Increasing the temperature of water causes it to expand, resulting in an increase in tank pressure. If you’ve had a Pressure Regulator or Backflow Preventer, you must have a Thermal Expansion Tank.
Regulator Of Water Pressure
The use of a water pressure regulation in water heaters with a pressure of more than 80 PSI is suggested. Population growth can lead to increased in water pressure, which can cause a water heater to fail if it isn’t taken care of.
Turn Off The Water Supply
Having a shut-off valves both on incoming cool water and gas lines to your hot water system is essential with in event of an incident, no water heating, or for routine maintenance, such as flushing the tank. As long as your water heater has proper shutoff valves, you’ll be able to turn it off without impacting all rest of your house.
Drainage Pans For Water
In the case of a hot water leak, installing a drip pan and a drainage underneath your unit may assist minimise the danger of water damage.
Your home’s plumbing system should have a temperature and pressure relief valve (P&T valve). If your heater hits either 210°F / 150 PSI, the valve will open and release water, which could indicate a significant problem with your heater. With for this discharge, you can avoid dangerous incidents that could occur if the highly heated pressure was released in your home.
Your Water Heater’s Placement
Your water heater’s location is important. Because CO poisoning can be deadly, many individuals choose to keep their hot water heaters in their basement, garage, or outdoor enclosure. If possible, keep it away from potentially dangerous or explosive materials. In the case of a problem with your water heater, having access to it is essential.
The Advantages Of hiring A professional For The Job
A water heater’s safety should always be the primary issue during installation. For your own safety, you should never attempt to install a water heater on your own. Installing a new water heater can be a difficult task without the help of a qualified professional who knows exactly what he or she is doing.
Paying for a professional to install your water heater saves you time and money, plus it offers you the chance of asking any follow-up questions you may have concerning maintenance and potential concerns.
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