Reasons Why Proper Water Heater Installation Is Important

(Last Updated On: August 20, 2021)

There are many videos online that provide information on water heater installation, which makes the process appear simple. Most people in Singapore want to save time and money doing the water heater installation alone. However, they are usually not aware of the risks involved in doing water heater installation or a shower installation.

Usually, there are several types of water heaters, and the installation videos are available only for a few heater types. That is why it is advisable to hire a plumber instead to do the water heater installation or other plumbing services, as they can also introduce some of the reasons why proper heater installation is necessary which are listed below.

 

Legal Compliance 

Since April 1, 2018, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) has made it mandatory that only a reliable plumber do the plumbing work in homes and other properties. Though some simple plumbing works are the exception, for complex plumbing, it is advisable to hire a well-trained and recommended plumber who will comply with the safety guidelines, technical requirements, water quality, and conservation guidelines specified by the PUB. A common mistake when hiring a plumber who is not licensed is they do not conform to the quality standards which can result in penalties.

 

Longer Lasting Water Heater

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If the water heater is installed correctly and the manufacturer’s guidelines are followed, the water heater will last for a longer period. During the water heater installation, several types of electrical connections have to be made. The heater is also installed on the wall. The slightest mistake can significantly reduce the water heater’s life, and it will have to be replaced. 

 

Lowers The Chances of Problems Occurring

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If the installation of the water heater is not perfect, problems occur immediately. While in other cases, the water heater will start malfunctioning after a few months or years. Repairing the problems in the piping like water pipe leaks, wiring, or elsewhere can be time-consuming and expensive. That is why it is better to hire a competent plumber to reduce the possibility of storage water heater issues.

 

Makes Your Water Heater Safer

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Compared to other appliances which will stop working if there is any problem, a malfunctioning instant or storage water heater is more dangerous as it contains hot water. In some cases, the water heater may explode due to high pressure and temperature. While in other cases, water leakage and improper wiring can cause an electric shock. The licensed plumbers are aware of the heater-related problems, and they will install the water heater that is safe to use. They will also provide instructions to the family on how to use the heater safely.

 

Protects You Against Leaks

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Water heaters can develop a pipe leak if there is a problem in the piping, water connection to the water heater, or gaskets get damaged. In some cases, the bathroom may get flooded, while in other cases, if the water leakage is gradual, mold damage is noticed. If the storage or instant water heater is installed correctly by a well-trained plumber using quality materials and tools, the probability of water leakage is significantly reduced. 

 

Conclusion

Having a water heater installed in Singapore can make your family happy especially if they prefer  to bathe in hot water. Remember that it is essential to understand the reason why a proper water heater installation is important. Hiring a plumbing expert can help you determine these as well as solve existing issues with your installed water heater. At Mr. Plumber Singapore we solve water heater problems, may it be for water heater repair or water heater replacement.

At Mr Plumber Singapore, we ensure outstanding plumbing services when it comes to any form of plumbing issues. These include water pipe leak repair, toilet bowl choke, drain choke, clearing clogged sinks, installing water heaters, toilet bowl installation and repair, kitchen sink, toilet sink, drainage pipe, concealed pipes, and many others. Our experienced and professional plumbers can render any form of emergency plumbing services as well as provide you tips on maintenance. We have over a decade of experience in the plumbing industry and have conducted various forms of plumbing works for both commercial and residential plumbing spaces such as HDB plumbing, landed plumbing, and condo plumbing. Many of our customers have commended our services through our plumbing reviews on Google and Facebook. So if you’re in need of any plumbing services, WhatsApp us at +65 8241 0032 for transparent and honest prices. Feel free to engage us so we can tend to any of your plumbing needs!

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