3 Ways To Prepare For Your New Water Heater Installation

Posted on: 12 December 2017

If your current water heater is no longer working properly, and you have purchased a new water heater, you need to get your space ready for the installation of a new water heater. There are a few things you can do to make the water heater installation process easier on the installers who will remove your old water heater tank and install your new one for you, such as:

#1 Clean Off Your Old Water Heater

No one really wants to remove an old, dusty, water heater. Take a few minutes and use a wet rag to clean off your water heater. Water heaters often sit untouched and as such, can accumulate a lot of dust. Take care of that dust by wiping down your water heater. If the area where your water heater is located is really dusty, consider vacuuming and mopping the floor and wiping down the nearby walls as well. Cleaning up the water heater and water heater area will make it easier and more pleasant experience for the installation team that is going to remove your old water heater.

#2 Remove Obstacles

Next, you want to make sure that you remove all obstacles that are around your water heater. For example, if your water heater is inside of a closet, remove the other items from the closet so that the installers will have easier access to the water heater. Or if your water heater is in the garage, clear out the space around the water heater.

Also, make sure that the path from the water heater to the door is clear of obstacles as well. The installers are going to have to wheel out the old water heater and bring in the new water heater. That may mean that you need to move furniture in your hallways that would prevent the installers from making it through the space safely with your old and new water heater.

#3 Have A Disposal Plan

Have a plan for disposing of your old water heater. Some installers will take and recycle the water heater for you. Or you can take it to the dump yourself or arrange to have your garage company pick up the water heater. If you know how you want to dispose of your old water heater, you can have a plan in place, so the installers know exactly where to leave the old water heater to make it easier for you to dispose of. 

 Before the water heater installers arrive, have a disposal plan for your old water heaters, clean up around your water heater, and make sure the installers have a path clear of obstacles so they can easily remove the old water heater and bring the new water heater into your home. Contact a company like Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. for more information and assistance. 

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