Water heater fires may happen when you try to do a Do-It-Yourself project from time to time, but not every situation calls for it. There are times when that “easy fix” isn’t all that easy and we end up in a worse mess than we started. We like to refer to these projects gone wrong as “When D-I-Y Turns Into OMG!” Attempting to make repairs when you aren’t completely sure what you are doing can make the problem much worse and also increase the cost of the repair when you finally call an expert.
By not having a professional install the piping, this homeowner has created an unsafe situation for everyone in the house. The inadequate spacing between the flue and the CPVC will cause damage to the pipe and the addition of the cardboard makes the problem much worse. Don’t cut corners and put yourself, your family, and your home at undue risk.
When having any doubt it is best to call a professional. Our San Antonio Water Heater Specialists will ensure your system is installed properly and is not a safety risk.
Call Will’s All Pro Plumbing & Air Conditioning today to prevent water heater fires in your home!