Do you consider yourself a handyman or handywoman?
If so, you’re not alone. A 2018 survey by Porch.com found that 69% of millennials considered themselves handy, compared with 61% of Gen Xers and baby boomers. Male millennials were especially confident, with 79% saying they regularly contributed to home repairs.
Those numbers are pretty convincing, but don’t let your ego get the best of you. The very same survey found that nearly one in five millennials couldn’t tell the difference between a flathead and Philips head screwdriver.
We’re sharing these stats with you because they directly relate to the installation and maintenance of condensate neutralizers. Neutra-Safe condensate neutralizers are easy to monitor and recharge, but we don’t recommend installing them on your own. Here are three reasons why:
1.) Installation requires a basic knowledge of plumbing. To properly install a condensate neutralizer, you need a basic knowledge of plumbing. If you aren’t careful to place the neutralizer in the proper location, highly acidic wastewater from your gas condensing boiler or furnace can enter your pipes and drainage system. Not only can this cause significant damage, it puts the community at risk.
2.) Professionals are familiar with local and state plumbing codes. Every state and municipality has unique plumbing codes. If you aren’t familiar with the rules and regulations in your region, you run the risk of breaking the law. A plumbing infraction might not seem like that big of a deal, but it can result in tickets or hefty fines. Relying on a professional is an easy way to keep yourself out of hot water (legally speaking).
3.) Proper installation extends your condensate neutralizer’s lifespan. Condensate neutralizers are just like any other tool in that they need to be used in a very specific way. When you trust a professional to install your condensate neutralizer, you can feel confident knowing that it will do its job for years to come.
Whether you’re handy or not, make sure you hire a professional to install your condensate neutralizer. To learn more about our line of tube style condensate neutralizers, visit our website today.