Fairfield- Fast Water Heater Company for Incomparable Service
Fast Water Heater Company serves Fairfield and adjoining areas. Whether your water heater is Solar, Tankless, or Tank, we offer same day installation. Our local number is 707-410-5548
As we service the major brands of water heaters, it is helpful if the serial number and model is on hand when you call.
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Fairfield will require a permit to have a new water heater installed. You must apply for a permit, or we can get it for you. Either way, we ensure your water heater is connected the same day.
Information for Fairfield permitting can be found at: http://www.fairfield.ca.gov/gov/depts/cd/building/default.asp
Code Enforcement in Fairfield
We are obligated to do a site survey when we install your water heater and to inform you of the areas where your water heater is not compliant with the California Plumbing Code. Once you obtain the permit (which is passed on to you if we are applying for it), arrange for an inspector to come out and evaluate the installation.
Approved Location – The CA Plumbing CodeRegulations prevent most gas water heaters from being located in bedrooms, bathrooms, or closets (unless sole use). This regulation prevents human contact with the small amounts of Carbon Monoxide (CO) released from gas water heater vents and the possibility of accidents. This is presently enforced by Fairfield.
Earthquake Straps – California is an earthquake zone which requires some regulations for everyone’s safety. Water heaters are required to have certified earthquake straps on the top and bottom thirds of the tank. Most inspectors in Fairfield enforce this regulation.
Pressure and Temperature Relief Drain (“P&T Drain”) to the Exterior – The CA Plumbing Code requires the P&T relief drain to be run to the exterior. This requirement is in place to prevent accidental scalding when the P&T relief is discharging. At present it is being enforced by Fairfield.
Pipe Insulation – Un-insulated pipes are required to be insulated if they are exposed in unconditioned space. This is a requirement of the CA Plumbing Code and is enforced in Fairfield.
Bonding –If there is plumbing near the electrical wiring, your gas and water pipes must be grounded. By bonding the pipes with 6 awg wire and clamps, you will have successfully grounded all the pipes. This will prevent degraded wires from energizing your pipes which could lead to a dangerous situation. Inspectors in Fairfield are currently enforcing this requirement.Sediment Traps – The sediment trap located on the gas line running to your water heater is intended to catch debris and moisture in your gas line and stop it from entering the combustion chamber of the water heater. This is currently enforced by Fairfield.
Items Not Currently Being Enforced by Fairfield
Occasionally we may perform work that the inspector believes was unnecessary. We make every effort to keep our requirement list updated, but advise you to talk to your technician who will have the most recent information. The following items are required by code, but are not being enforced:
Pressure Regulating Valves – If we are replacing your water heater, we will test your water pressure and let you know if it is high. If it is over 80 PSI, you are required to install a pressure regulator to reduce the pressure. Very high water pressure can damage all of your fixtures and appliances including your water heater. Fairfield inspectors do not currently test for this and do not enforce the requirement.
Grease pack Gas Valve Replacement – Grease pack valves used to be utilized regularly for water heaters. However, the California Plumbing Code no longer approves their use due to a high failure rate. We are required to check for this valve when inspecting your water heater and advise you to have it changed if we find one. This item is not enforced by Fairfield at this time.
Expansion Tanks - In 2008the CA Plumbing Code began requiring expansion tanks for a‘closed plumbing system’. This system has a backflow preventer between the house and water main. Heated water increases by around 2% causing pressure build up, with a rapid drop in pressure when a faucet is turned on, causing deterioration of the plumbing, fixtures and water heater, with eventual failure of the water heater. Expansion tanks are required on closed systems and it is strongly recommended that you install one if you have a closed system. Fairfield doesn’t enforce this code.