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How to Prepare Your Home for a New Water Heater Installation


It finally happened–old reliable broke down and now you have to get a new water heater to replace it. Although it served you well, it’s time to say goodbye and figure out your replacement.

It’s a big investment and a big change in your home. You’ll want to be as ready as possible to avoid any unwanted surprises along the way.

Before you book a call for water heater installation, there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself and your home to make it as seamless as possible.

Create a Clear Path to the Old Water Heater

If your old water heater is still hooked up and you plan on having your plumbing company remove it, make sure it’s easily accessible.

Think about where the best outdoor access point is in accordance with the water heater. Make sure it’s easy to get from there to the water heater and back.

The tank isn’t lightweight, even when it’s been completely drained. Creating the fastest path to get it out of your home will help speed up the process. Now your plumbers have a clear place to work.

Clean Dust and Debris From the Area

Whether the tank has been removed or not, the area should be cleaned as much as possible. Dust and debris can get in the way of a clean installation, so it’s best to clear this out ahead of time if you want the process to be a little bit quicker.

While it may not seem like a big deal (especially since your new water heater tank is insulated), dust can be a fire hazard. It’s simply the best practice to keep it away from anything in your HVAC lineup

Ensure There Are No Obstacles or Clutter

Are there items crowded around your water heater? It’s common to store belongings in remote areas of your home, such as near your water heater.

When a plumber comes in to install your water heater, they should be able to get to their primary task as quickly as possible. Prior to their arrival, remove any clutter or obstacles from the area.

Even if it feels like there’s a good path, consider the fact that there will be tools and equipment to bring in the new water heater. More space to work with is better than simply carving out a narrow path to the spot where your water heater will go.

It’s also a good idea to make sure there are no obstacles in the way of reaching the water main, since it will need to be accessed during the installation process.

You’re Ready for the Next Step

You’ve done everything you can to prepare your home for a new water heater installation, and now you’re ready. You can leave the rest up to your installation experts.

The next step is to call and schedule an appointment with a technician to put the wheels into motion and get that new water heater in your home.

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