You may be wondering, “Do I need a permit to replace my water heater in Pomona?”
Currently, Pomona does require a permit for a water heater replacement. The good news is we can pull the permit for you, and it will not slow down any work on our end.
Every few years, Pomona water heater codes change to adopt new installation and safety measures. While intended to increase your overall home safety, these code requirements can result in extra installation charges.
Some customers scoff at the idea of paying for a permit for a water heater replacement, but the fact of the matter is water heaters can be dangerous if not installed correctly. In fact, water heaters cause more property damage than any other home appliance. And if the unit is not installed to code by a licensed professional and causes damage, your home insurance could reject any claims. That’s why we put a premium on safety and doing everything by the book.
Your expert technician will go over an item-by-item checklist of all applicable safety codes needed for your installation prior to any work being completed, or cost to you.
We try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, but your local installer will be able to answer any specific question you may have.
Approved Location – Most types of hot water heaters cannot be located in bedrooms, bathrooms, or closets (unless the closet is used solely for the water heater). This prevents accidents and avoids human contact with the small amounts of Carbon Monoxide (CO) that spill from gas heater vents. Pomona currently enforces this.
Earthquake Straps – California is an earthquake zone and regulations are required for everyone’s safety. Hot water heaters must have certified earthquake straps – one on the top third of the tank and one on the bottom third of the tank. Inspectors in Pomona enforce this regulation.
Pans and Drains – A water heater positioned in an interior location or on a built-in platform could cause damage from leakage. The CA Plumbing Code requires a pan under the hot water heater with a drain line to the exterior. Pomona enforces this requirement.
Pressure and Temperature Relief Drain (“P&T Drain”) – The California Plumbing Code requires your P&T drain be run to the exterior to prevent accidental scalding while the pressure and temperature relief is discharging. Pomona currently enforces this.
Dedicated Water Shutoff – A dedicated water shutoff is required for hot water heaters. This allows water to the water heater to be shut off for servicing, while water to the rest of the house is still available. Pomona enforces this code item.
Grease Pack Gas Valve Replacement – During the inspection of your hot water heater, we will inspect the dedicated gas valve to the tank. If we find that it is a grease pack valve we will recommend replacement. Grease pack gas valves have high failure rates and are not approved for use by the CA Plumbing Code. This code is currently enforced in Pomona.
With more than two decades experience, we have installed countless water heaters in single-family homes, condos, apartments and townhouses all over Pomona. All our skilled-technicians are background-checked, thoroughly experienced and trained to efficiently and safely install your new water heater.
Whether you’re replacing a broken, old unit, being proactive and installing a new model, or switching to a tankless water heater, our skilled technicians can answer any of your questions and, generally, get your hot water heater installed the same day you call us.
Most importantly, our technicians are local to the area, which means they are up-to-date on all local plumbing codes, safety regulations and regional installation trends.
We install Rheem water heaters, and are an official Rheem service provider for Pomona, California.
We look forward to helping you. Please keep in mind, while we can quote you a starting price over the phone, we are not able to give a final price until a technician is at your home and can see your unique setup. If you’re happy with the final price, your technician will get to work immediately. But due to this uncertainty, our appointments are no cost and no obligation.
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Even in Pomona, water heaters are constantly operating, heating and storing hot water for your use. They’re built to last, but if yours starts leaking or you’re out of hot water, you may need to have your water heater repaired.
Typically, a water heater comes with a warranty anywhere from 5-15 years on parts. For this reason, if you start experiencing issues, you should find the model & serial # of your water heater to find out if it is still under warranty. Our service technicians are local to Pomona and are familiar with most regional heater applications, brands and models.
It’s important to note, if your water heater is more than 10 years old, it’s probably nearing its last legs. Considering the cost of labor, rather than repairing it, a more prudent financial choice might be to just replace the unit.
In Pomona, common water heater repairs and maintenance include:
Fast Water Heater Company frequently partners with utility companies around Pomona to offer savings on more energy efficient water heating solutions, in the form of rebates.
These rebates are great because the water heaters utilize energy more efficiently, and save you money as a result.
Check below for water heater specials and rebates in the greater Pomona area:
SoCal Gas Water Heater Rebates
*Tankless water heaters do not qualify
**Must be replacing storage tank water heater
See all SoCalGas Energy Rebates