Derks Plumbing

All you need to know about installing a water heater

Everyone loves a hot, steamy shower during the harsh, cold winters of the year. With the growing technology, water heaters were created many years ago in order to provide hot water for us for various activities.

Whether you want to install a water heater for your new home or you want to replace your old water heater with a new one, we are here to help. Our team of professionals will make installing a water heater, a breeze.

To install an electric water heater by yourself, you must know that you need to work with plenty of electricity and plumbing. If you are uncomfortable and are well aware of the risks of dealing with electricity for the first time, then it’s best you leave it up to the professionals. To make sure you know how transparent our company is, we have decided to give you a step-by-step process of how we install the water heater.


  1. We ensure that the electricity is turned OFF to your water heater at the circuit breaker panel. Our team members check the wiring with a device known as a voltage tester to make sure that the unit is not supplying any electricity to the heater. It is extremely important to check this step because this can ultimately lead to electrocution which proves to be fatal as you know water and electricity do not mix well. 
  2. Our team drains the water from the tank. We do this by opening the hot water faucet and allowing the water to flow until it has turned cold. Again, this is a step that is vital for the safety of the individuals involved in this installation process. We then proceed to shut off the supply of cold water to the water heater and we connect a hose to the drain valve of the water heater. Opening the valve and draining the tank outside or into a floor drain or into buckets is essential in order to empty the tank.
  3. Disconnecting the electrical wires that are located on the top of the water heater. Our team rechecks this by using a voltage tester. It is of utmost importance to disconnect the water heater connections.
  4. Disconnecting the hot water heater plumbing. The disconnection technique depends on the coating of the piping whether it is copper, etc. 
  5. Now for the bulky part, removal of the old water heater requires some heavy lifting.  
  6. Preparing the water heater connection pipes by using sandpaper cloth. 
  7. Our finest workers then continue to work on the water heater connections. This includes connecting the electrical wiring by removing the junction box across the cover in order to access the electrical wires and then attaching the ground wire to the green ground screw. 
  8. The final steps include attaching the supply lines and turning on the water. 
  9. Attachment of the T&P discharge pipe 
  10. Finally, turning on the power and letting the pipes fill up with water.

In order to install an electric water heater, you must know how to execute these steps flawlessly and have the finest equipment that is required. Without these things, there is an increased chance of loss of function of the water heater and increased maintenance costs due to repeated failure to work.



  • We have a wide variety of equipment and a supply of the finest workers that will pull off the job effortlessly. 
  • We save the time that you could have spent dealing with the installation of the water heater by yourself using knowledge from the internet. 
  • We save your money that you would have to spend on resources that are needed for the installation of the water heater. 
  • We have a team of dedicated workers that have years of experience, who work tirelessly around the clock and with the utmost professionalism. 
  • We will make sure that your new water heater will be installed without any damage to the heater or the area where it is installed. 
  • We offer the best prices and excellent deals through our website that is extremely user-friendly. 
  • The installation will be executed flawlessly and won’t leave any room for complaints.