Daly City - Fast Water Heater Company Offers Excellent Service
Fast Water Heater Company serves Daly City and surrounding areas. We offer same day installation for Tank, Tankless and Solar water heaters. Our local number in Daly City and surrounding areas is 415-347-5912
To expedite service, please have the Serial number and Model of your water heater ready when you call.
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If you are having problems with your water heater, contact us today:
Or locally at: 415-347-5912
Our website at:www.fastwaterheater.com/contact.asp
Daly City presently requires a replacement permit for new water heaters. Fast Water Heater will handle the acquisition of the permit, or you may apply for the permit yourself. Either way, your water heater will be connected the same day. Once you have the permit (or we have sent it to you) you should immediately arrange for an inspector to come and inspect the installation.
Permit information for Daly City can be found at: http://www.dalycity.org/City_Hall/Departments/ECD/building.htm
Code Enforcement in Daly City
During the installation of your water heater, we are required by law to perform a site survey and notify you if your water heater is or is not compliant with the California Plumbing Code and what the issues are, if any.
Approved Location – The CA Plumbing Code regulates the location of Gas water heaters. They cannot be located in closets unless it is for the exclusive use of the water heater. They also cannot be placed in bathrooms or bedrooms. This is to prevent accidents and ensure there is no human contact with the small amounts of CO (Carbon Monoxide) that is released into the air. Daly City enforces this regulation.
Earthquake Straps – A California Plumbing Code requirement states that water heater tanks must be fastened down with earthquake straps – one strap on the top third and one on the bottom third. This requirement is enforced for your safety by Daly City.
Venting – Gas combustion water heaters normally produce carbon monoxide (CO) requiring correct venting. The size of the water heater will determine what size the vent should be. If the vent material tends to get hot there must be an appropriate amount of clearance from flammable or combustible exteriors. This requirement is enforced by Daly City.
Pans and Drains – If a water heater is positioned in either an interior location or on a built-in platform, damage could occur from water leakage. The CA Plumbing Code requires a pan under the water heater with a drain line to the exterior. This is enforced by Daly City. While CPVC material is an approved material for use as drain lines, Daly City ill not allow it to be used.
Pressure and Temperature Relief Drain (“P&T Drain”) to the Exterior – The California Plumbing Code requires P&T relief drains to be run to the exterior. This requirement is in place to prevent accidental scalding while the pressure and temperature relief is discharging. Daly City currently enforces this. Although CPVC is an approved material for drain lines, Daly City will not allow its use. Daly City may allow a P&T relief valve to be piped to the garage if there is a drain on the garage floor.
Dedicated Water Shutoff – In cases where yourwater heater may need servicing dedicated water shutoff lets you turn off the water to the tank, leaving water available for the rest of the house. This code item is actively enforced in Daly City.
Pipe Insulation – Pipes located in unconditioned space are required to be insulated in Daly City.
Bonding – The CA Electric Code requires that gas and water pipes be grounded. They can be successfully grounded if the pipes are bonded with 6 awg wire and clamps. It is possible for your pipes to become energized if your wires are near the pipes and they start deteriorating. This is a dangerous situation and the requirement is enforced by Daly City.Sediment Traps – A sediment trap, located on the gas line that runs to your water heater, catches moisture and debris in the gas line and prevents it from entering the combustion chamber of the water heater. Currently, Daly City actively enforces this.
Items Not Currently Being Enforced by Daly City
The California State code requires the following items to be enforced, but Daly City is not actively enforcing them at this time. Even though we make every attempt to keep the list updated, we advise you to talk to your technician to get the most up-to-date information. The following list of items are required by code, however, our experience has shown they are not always enforced by the inspectors in Daly City:
Pressure Regulating Valves – While replacing your water heater, we test the water pressure. Water pressure over 80 PSI is required by the CA Plumbing Code to have a pressure regulating valve installed on the water heater. If you have high water pressure it can damage all your fixtures and appliances, including the water heater. Therefore, you are required by code to install a pressure regulator to reduce the pressure. Daly City inspectors do not currently test for this and are not enforcing the requirement.
Grease Pack Gas Valve Replacement – The California Plumbing Code recommends replacement of a grease pack gas valve if one is being used in your home. This valve is known for failure. When we inspect your water heater, we are required to check for this valve. However Daly City is not enforcing this item.Expansion Tanks - Expansion Tanks are required by The CA Plumbing Code for a ‘closed system’. This type of plumbing system has a backflow preventer between the water main and your house. As water heats up, it expands by roughly 2% which often causes pressure build up. When a faucet is turned on there will be sudden drop in pressure, which can cause wear and tear on plumbing fixtures and eventual failure of the water heater. For this reason Expansion tanks are recommended for closed systems. Many six-year-old tanks have had to be replaced when their actual duration should be ten to twelve years. Daly City doesn’t enforce this code.