Water Heater Installation 101

A leaky, noisy or inefficient water heater typically means it’s time for a new one. This is never what a homeowner wants to hear from their plumber. However, it’s not the end of the world either. At Linn-Benton Plumbing, LLC., your go-to company for water heater services in Corvallis, OR, we’re water heater installation experts.

This guide is designed to help you understand the process we’ll undergo when removing your broken hot water heater and installing a new, more efficient one. It will also help you determine whether hot water heater installation is a do-it-yourself project you’re willing to attempt, or if it’s a job you’d prefer leaving to the experts.

Removing the Old Tank

The first step in the installation process is removing your old water heater. This involves turning off the gas and water supplies, then connecting a garden hose to the valve and draining the tank. We will then disconnect the gas and water lines. This occasionally involves cutting a pipe that has been soldered in place.

Finally, we’ll disconnect the gas exhaust and remove the broken hot water heater. Old water heaters tend to be much heavier than new ones, so we suggest asking for help with this step if you’ll be installing your new hot water heater yourself.

Position the New Water Heater

We’ve removed your old, broken hot water heater and are ready for the new one. We’ll ensure your new water heater is perfectly level and in a safe and secure place. The flue hat will then be reconnected to the gas exhaust vent.

Installing the Fittings and Connections

It pays to have the knowledge of water heater repair experts when installing a new hot water heater, because a single mistake or poor connection put your home and family in danger. Our next step is to install the heat trap fittings, which must be installed perfectly. We will then cut the water line connections to the ideal length and reconnect your water line.

Connecting the gas supply line is one of the most critical steps of the water heater installation process, and we’ll make sure it’s done right. Each fitting will be assembled and tightened correctly to prevent any possible leaks. We’ll test the connections multiple times to ensure no leaks exist.

Light the Pilot and Turn Your New Water Heater On

Finally, it’s time to ignite the pilot light and test your new hot water heater. We’ll place the control nob in the “on” position, set the control temperature, and thoroughly check that your hot water is operating properly before leaving your home.

More Than Water Heater Services

At Linn-Benton Plumbing, Inc., we’re your go-to plumbing company when you need a new hot water heater in Corvallis. OR. We’re also experts in handling all plumbing issues, from simple leaking faucets to full plumbing remodels. We pride ourselves on being the most trusted plumbing service in Corvallis, OR, and look forward to serving you. Give us a call today to find out more about our expert services and unbeatable prices.

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