Hot water heater installation should only be performed by professionals
“Two maintenance workers at Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School were injured about 1 p.m. Thursday while installing equipment at the school, according to the Port Jervis school district and Town of Deerpark police Chief Richard Sztyndor.
The staff members were treated by the school nurse and taken to the local hospital emergency room after they were sprayed with water that was about 160 degrees during the installation of a hot water heater, Sztyndor said.”
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The process of hooking up and installing a hot water heater seems simple enough. However, many people neglect to realize just how high of a temperature the water can reach. If something goes wrong, as in this case, then injuries and severe burns can result. Fortunately, according to the reporter, these two workers came away with minor injuries.
Don’t risk injury by attempting to hook up your own water heater. Call Team Mechanical at 612-729-5646 or visit our hot water heating page for more information.