When it comes to plumbing projects, few are bigger than pursuing a water heater installation for your San Francisco property. These three keys to success for water heater installation in San Francisco should be required studying material for any property owner before they start a water heater installation project, whether you’re a basic homeowner or the landlord of a multi-tenant building.

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The First Key: Don’t DIY, Hire the Right Help
Working with hot water heaters can be dangerous and complicated, and safety needs to be a top concern when gas, electricity, and water are all involved in the same project. We strongly recommend you hire a professional, fully licensed plumbing team like ours at Performance Plumbing, who has done extensive work with projects like these in the past. To an experienced team like ours, installing water heaters is second nature, but for the average property owner in San Francisco it can be quite challenging and dangerous. Remember that quality matters — having your water heater installed incorrectly could result in malfunction, or even safety hazards. Finally, a professional plumber can help ensure the job gets done on budget and on time by providing a free estimate up front. At Performance Plumbing, we’re always happy to provide estimates before work starts so don’t settle for any hired help that doesn’t agree to do the same.

The Second Key: Educate Yourself About the Options
Most property owners in San Francisco end up with the standard home water heater, but there are other options on the market to consider. For example, a property owner that needs water at an outbuilding or a garage might want a point-of-use water heater, and those interested in advanced technology might opt for on-demand tankless water heaters that are energy efficient and eco-friendly (although cost-prohibitive for many homeowners). Another advantage to working with a professional like Performance Plumbing is that they can walk you through the options on the market, so you don’t need to spend hours doing your own research. A team like ours can also help go out and make the purchase and bring it to your property for installation, so you don’t have to worry about that part of the process. Finally, it’s important to make sure the water heater is the appropriate size of the space it will be installed in, which a professional can assess quickly to make the right decision. Having a water heater that’s too large can make it difficult or impossible to perform work or installations.

The Third Key: Educate Others at the Property About the Water Heater
One of the most overlooked aspects to a water heater installation in San Francisco is what happens after the installation. It can be really helpful to educate others who live at or use the property on how the how water heater operates and how it can be safely disabled. Teaching others, especially children, about the safety concerns with gas, electricity and water is always a good thing to do. Additionally, in some cases when there is an emergency plumbing situation, someone may decide to use the main shutoff valve to disable water to the property. Before this is done, it’s important that the hot water heater is first disabled to prevent steam from building up and causing the water heater to burst, so it’s important to point this feature out to those using the property.

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