Reasons to Steer Clear From DIY Water Heater Repairs


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If your water heater is on the fritz, you might be tempted to do the necessary repairs yourself. Gold Star Plumbing & Drain understands the importance of a functioning water heater, and so we understand why you might want to take on this task on your own. However, water heater repair in Gilbert, AZ is best left to professionals. Here’s why.

You Risk Causing Even More Damage

The primary issue with standard or tankless water heater repair as a DIY project without prior plumbing or electrical experience could result in further damage to the unit. Instead of fixing the issue, you might end up with more problems that can be more complex to fix.

Safety Hazards

High voltage components in water heaters can be hazardous to deal with. If you forget to do a crucial step, such as turn off the gas source (if your water heater is gas-powered), or if there are live electrical components that get in contact with water, then you might figure in an accident. When it happens, you’ll be needing more than just water heater replacement services. Which brings us to the next point.

It Will Be Very Costly

If you’re trying to save on water heater installation and repair costs by doing it on your own, you might actually be better off hiring a professional for the job. This is because repairs done by non-trained individuals (such as most homeowners) are likely to need repeat repairs. So if you want to save on costs, working with water heater specialists is the cost-effective option.

The hazards of carrying out DIY water heater repairs far outweigh the benefits. Whether it’s a tankless water heater replacement or routine maintenance, you can count on Gold Star Plumbing and Drain to do the job right the first time around.

When your water heater isn’t working as it should, contact Gold Star Plumbing and Drain and we’ll get it sorted out.



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