Since you are reading this it is safe to assume that you are looking for a hot water tank replacement and repair service (or you are at least thinking about it). Now, if you are thinking of turning the repair or replacement into a DIY project, you should banish those thoughts to the furthest and darkest corner of your mind. Furnace replacement in Edmonton and hot water tank repair are projects that should only be handled by professionals in the industry. And no, watching YouTube videos on it does not make you a professional. But if you are one of those individuals that needs convincing, below are some reasons why the hot water tank repair should only be handled by a professional.
Worsening the problem
Attempting a hot water tank repair yourself has the potential to go bad really fast. Repair is just as bad as trying to replace the tank or even the system. While there are lots of blogs and pieces of information online that share some common problems, their causes, and quick fixes, one can never know for sure until the hot water tank and the entire system is assessed by a professional. When you turn the project into a DIY project you might end up making the situation worse than it was and end up spending a lot more than you would have if you had called in a professional from the get-go.
Instructions are hard to follow
It might not seem like it, but conducting hot water tank replacement or repair is not a straightforward process. And the worst bit is that every installation and repair situation is different and unique in its own right. As such, video tutorials (though they make it look super easy), will not quite cut it. Given the complications in the instructions, it is easy to miss a step or an entire section during installation, resulting in dangerous situations for the entire family.
Tools and time needed
To complete the replacement or repair successfully, you will need a lot of special tools for the job. Most of these tools are expensive to purchase. And given that you might use them only once, purchasing tools is not a great investment. In addition to money wasting, you also need to have a lot of spare time on your hands to pull it off, and the fact that you will be learning on the job makes it worse. When you factor in all these costs, time and new tools, you will end up spending a lot more than you would have if you had employed a professional to complete the task.
Depending on where you live and the manufacturer, where you made the purchase of the tank will determine whether the DIY project will void the warranty of the tank. This is especially true if you end up worsening the state of the tank.
Lastly, safety is key. When working with hot water tanks and furnace replacement in Edmonton, you need to be keen on safety. Professionals have all the equipment, skills and prowess needed to keep themselves safe.