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When you need to replace your home’s water heater, you may quickly realize the job can call for tools and skills that you might not have. You may need to hire a professional plumber to handle it for you. However, you also may be curious about what the plumber will actually do when putting in this appliance.

Setting Up the Tank

The plumber you hire will first set the new tank in its place and install a new T&P valve for it. It is critical you avoid using the valve from the old water heater. You need to use a new one each time you replace this appliance.

Your plumber will also install the water heater’s discharge pipe. They may put a bucket under the pipe if there is no drain under the water heater.

Connecting the Water

After your plumber sets up the water heater, they will then connect it to the water. This step is critical, and your plumber will also ensure that the new water heater does not leak.

Part of connecting the water to the water heater can also involve:

  • Installing and securing the heater’s fittings
  • Securing the compression nut
  • Installing seismic straps
  • Filling up and flushing the tank

Your plumber will likewise connect the wiring from the water heater by attaching the ground wire and twisting the wires together as directed by the connection guide that should come with the water heater.

Setting the Temperature

The final step of installing your home’s new water heater involves turning it on and setting it at the desired temperature. Your plumber will also check the discharge pipe to ensure it is functioning properly and likewise check the aeration to ensure that it is free from sediment.

Look to Plumbing Pros

Installing a new water heater is a big job that many homeowners would rather not tackle alone. To get your new water heater put in your home, look to our experienced plumbers for help. We also install, service, and maintain furnaces and air conditioners. Contact us today at Evans Mechanical to learn more about our water heater installation services.

What our customers are saying
Five-Star Customer Reviews

Everything was super professional. They showed up on time.kept me informed of what they were going to do and finished ahead of schedule. Work was impeccable! Highly recommended!

Martin R.

All three technicians worked well together. They treated each other kindly and were thoughtful and courteous with me. They did a final and complete cleanup after the installment of my new heater. They were respectful of my home. I’m grateful I used this company.

Kathy T.

Evans Mechanical is an excellent service committed to customer satisfaction and guaranteed quality workmanship. Our water heater burst and they were very responsive. They sent a technician out the same day and it was determined the heater was beyond repair.

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The installers are finishing up. We expect to have great results with the new furnace & the newly installed dehumidifier. We applaud the professionalism of the installers.

Shutterbug S.

Excellent service from start to finish. Joe came out to give us an estimate on what we would need for a new furnace, never pressured us to buy the top of their line just giving us options on what we would need for our home. Then the date set for installation Thomas and Ryan came out on time and did a great job.

Kathi J.

We are always happy with the service from Evans. Your service people are always friendly and professional. And we feel your prices are fair and that you do an excellent job of keeping our heating system in working order. We are glad you are in Humboldt County.

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