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Fast Water Heater Company services all of LA County & the Valley. Call now if you’ve woken up to the surprise of a leaking water heater or a cold shower. Call by noon to guarantee same-day service. Our hours are 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.

Customers in Los Angeles need service every day so there is no extra charge for weekend service calls.

 

Try to find the water heater model number and serial numbers before you call so we can identify the age, warranty and any other pertinent information about your existing unit. (This info can be found on a large sticker usually on the side of the water storage tank.)

These days, most local communities in LA County require a permit for a water heater installation (this will not delay any work, it will just alert the city so you can schedule a safety inspection after the installation).

Call us and to find out the cost of a permit in your jurisdiction.

Local Water Heater & Plumbing Permits – Los Angeles County

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Water Heater codes & Permits

You may be wondering, “Do I need a permit to replace my water heater in Los Angeles?”

Currently, most towns in and around LA County do require a permit for a water heater installation. 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, LA County water heater and plumbing 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.

Local Water Heater & Plumbing Permits – Los Angeles County

Water Heater Codes Currently Enforced in Los Angeles

  • The following are safety regulations that we have found are typically enforced in towns in and around LA County. We go to great lengths to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, but please consult your installer, whose knowledge will be in-depth and up-to-date.

    Approved Location – To prevent accidents, water heaters cannot be located in a closet (unless it is reserved for only the water heater). As well, hot water heaters cannot be located in bedrooms or bathrooms. As tiny amounts of Carbon Monoxide (CO) may be released from gas water heater vents, this regulation prevents human contact and accidents. LA County enforces this requirement.

    Earthquake Straps – Certified earthquake straps are required on hot water heaters for your safety. The straps should be located at the bottom and top thirds of the heater. The majority of LA County inspectors enforce this for your safety.

    Pans and Drains – A water heater which is located on a built-in platform OR in an interior location where damage may occur from water leakage is to have a pan with a drain line to the exterior positioned under the unit. The CA Plumbing Code requires this and our experience shows that LA County will enforce it.

    Pressure and Temperature Relief Drain (“P&T Drain”) to the Exterior – Your P&T relief drain must be run to the exterior as required by the California Plumbing Code. The purpose of this requirement is to prevent scalding if a person walks near the hot water heater during pressure and temperature relief discharge. LA County currently enforces this.

    Dedicated Water Shutoff – If you need to turn off the water line running to the hot water heater for any reason, a dedicated water shutoff on your water heater will allow water to continue being used in the rest of the house. LA County actively enforces this requirement.

    Grease Pack Gas Valve Replacement – While inspecting a hot water heater, we will also check the dedicated gas valve to the tank. If we find a grease pack valve, we will recommend replacement as they are known to fail and are not approved because of this. This item is currently enforced in LA County.

Los Angeles Water heater Installations

With more than two decades experience, we have installed countless water heaters in single-family homes, condos, apartments, mobile homes and townhouses in Los Angeles County. All our skilled-technicians are background-checked, thoroughly experienced and trained to safely and quickly install your new water heater.

Whether you are stepping up to a tankless water heater, have questions about retrofitting gas lines or anything else water heater-related, 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 LA County areas, 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 LA & Los Angeles County.

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.

Give us a call or fill out the form below to receive more information about a water heater installation in LA County.

Los Angeles Water Heater repair

Even in LA, your water heaters is 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, try to find the model & serial number of your water heater to find out if it is still under warranty. Our service technicians are local to LA County & the Valley 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 LA County, common repairs and maintenance for residential water heaters include:

    • Replace the thermocouple – Sometimes a fix is as simple as one small part. This is often the case when a water heater isn’t heating water; typically it just needs a replacement thermocouple, which allows the heater to take in gas.

 

    • Replace the anode rod – Over time, the minerals in your water and pressure in your tank will cause corrosion of your water heater. Anode rods prevent tank corrosion because they attract the corrosive elements, keeping them away from the storage tank. The installation of dual anode rods, or a replacement can extend the life of your heater.

 

    • Pilot light – This simple mechanism is also responsible for lots of water heater repairs. Sometimes the light can simply go out and just needs to be re-lit. Other times, the assembly has failed, and needs to be replaced.

 

  • Drain storage tank – Some newer water heater have self-cleaning tanks, however, older ones need to be manually drained to prevent a sediment build-up. If you fail to drain the sediment, eventually the mineral deposits will collect and shorten the useful life of you water heater.

 

Rebates and Specials

Fast Water Heater Company frequently partners with utility companies around LA County 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 LA County area:

SoCal Gas Water Heater Rebates

  • $100 Rebate on Energy Star Storage Tank Gas Water Heaters with an efficiency rating of .67+*
  • $200 Rebate on Tankless Gas Water Heaters with an efficiency rating of .90 or more**
  • $150 Rebate on Tankless Gas Water Heaters with an efficiency rating of .82-.89 or higher**

*Tankless water heaters do not qualify

**Must be replacing storage tank water heater
See all SoCalGas Energy Rebates

 

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