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Factors to Consider When Relocating a Water Heater

Monday, December 12th, 2016 at 11:00 am

Do you currently have a standard tank water heater? The storage tank water heater is still a very viable option for many homes today. But if you need to or want to utilize the space in which it’s occupying, you can be facing a problem. While one solution is to upgrade to tankless water heater, this may not be a very economically sound choice if your water heater is only a couple years old. But moving your water heater is not exactly a simple process, and hiring trained plumbing professionals is vital to ensuring the job is done right.

Your Safety

The number one reason that you should only trust professionals for this job is for safety. This is particularly true if you have a gas-powered water heater as gas lines will need to be shut off. Your water lines will also of course be affected. Another thing to keep in mind is that your city may very well have specific safety codes involved with where a water heater is placed, and could require an inspection once it is moved.

Our professionals can ensure that there is an applicable water and gas supply line at the location in which you want to move your water heater too. If not, we can see what would be involved with installing both of them.

Moving Your Water Heater

If only this were as simple as just picking up the appliance and moving it to another spot in your home! There’s a lot involved with moving a water heater—if the gas and water supply lines do have to be moved, first off, then you might run into construction issues.

Other factors that our professionals will have to look into include replacing the exhaust pipe, potentially putting in a new concrete slab and exhaust straps, and making any flooring repairs necessary to ensure your new location can support the water heater. That’s not to say it can’t be done though—you can count on our team!

When it comes time to install or replace your Lacey, WA water heater, you can count on Brooks Plumbing Co. to get the job done right. Contact us today!

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