Water heaters. We love them when they’re working and curse them when they don’t. It doesn’t look to the average person like there is anything special about purchasing and installing a water heater but believe me when I say, call a plumber, don’t try to do this yourself.
The Federal State and City codes are there for a reason. We know what the codes and guidelines are for all types of plumbing, including water heaters. I am betting that you do not.
ITC Plumbing keeps up to date with all the codes. If your water heater is not installed properly and up to code because not only could it be a safety hazard, it also voids your 6 year warranty. If it’s a bigger heater the expansion tanks come in bigger sizes to fit them. There’s a chart for every heater online if you’re not sure. Please don’t buy water heaters from big box stores. They are not the same quality as the ones we would install. If the water heater fails and can’t be fixed remember you have to uninstall it and return it. When IRC Plumbing installs a water heater and it fails for any reason, we just have to pull the serial number sticker off and they ship it right to you. They are the same price too but look at a Rheem from HD it says Performance Series one from a plumber it says Professional Series. Big difference. We won’t even install Rheem anymore unless requested because of all the problems and them nor reimbursing us for fixing their product. Installed by Martin Volek
We make it look so easy!!! That’s what your heater should look like at a minimum to pass inspection. Make sure they check your water pressure and adjust the expansion tank accordingly or it’s just an expensive decoration. When 40 gallons of water heats it expands by approximately two gallons. If you don’t have that expansion tank the water has nowhere to go but putting extra pressure on your old plumbing pipes and fittings.