Friday, November 06 2009
On every water heater, a warning label clearly outlines the dangers of improper installation. The warning label reads:
Warning - Explosion Hazard
If the temperature and pressure relief valve is dripping or leaking, have a licensed plumber repair it.
Do not plug valve.
Do not remove valve.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or explosion.
This warning label should be self-explanatory, but homeowners may choose to cut costs and avoid paying for a Licensed Plumber to address their water heater issues. Or, some plumbers may not be adequately licensed, or may not follow plumbing laws and regulations.
Mythbusters recently tested the possiblity of a water heater exploding due to improper installation. Their discovery, which has proved true for a few homeowners, is surprising. See what could happen if a water heater is not properly installed - Watch the video on YouTube:
To ensure the safety and welfare of your family, we recommend that you Check The Credentials of the companies hired to work in your home. You may want to inquire about their experience, or even ask them for their license number.
Thursty Water Electrical, Plumbing & HVAC has been licensed in plumbing& electrical for over 25 years in the state of New Hampshire. We know that our technicians' education and expertise are important to you and the safety of your family. We take pride in knowing we have met all New Hampshire required rules and regulations to ensure the safety of your home and drinking water.
If you hire someone who doesnot meet these qualifications it is illegal for them to be perform such services. It is your job to ensure the safety of your home and the safety of others by ensuring the individuals are licensed. Plumbing & Electrical Codes are put in place for your safety, diseases have been prevented due to these codes. Those performing electrical & plumbing services and not licensed may contaminate both municipal and private well water, or cause an electrial fire or catastrophe for your family. Are they insured for this type of situation?