You may be wondering, “Do I need a permit to replace my water heater in Albany?”
The answer is kind of. Oregon operates under a minor label program. This means all small home improvements, such as installing a new water heater, require a minor label to be pulled. The cost is only $20, and one-in-ten of these Albany water heater installations is subject to a random safety inspection.
Every few years, Albany water heater codes change to incorporate new safety techniques and measures.
We try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, but your Albany installer will be able to answer any specific question you may have.
Albany and the state of Oregon demand by law that any company or individual putting in a water heater must have a minor label permit. Because Fast Water Heater has a great reputation in the eyes of the state, we are allowed to have a permit for plumbing with a label described as minor. This means that, occasionally, the state of Oregon chooses a few houses, which they visit to make sure that everything is safe and secure.
At the moment, we do not need a mechanical permit to work in Albany. A minor label permit is sufficient. Your safety, however, is our first priority, so you can rest assured that we will check your vents and gas supply thoroughly. If you need to buy any equipment to ensure these systems present no danger, we will not hesitate to tell you. Even though Albany law states that you do not have to worry about mechanical codes in this case, the state of Oregon does demand that you meet the water heater manufacturer’s standards when it comes to vents and gas supply.
What’s more, despite the fact that the state of Oregon is not currently enforcing the code for plumbers when it comes to water heaters, we will suggest some pieces of equipment that might reduce danger to you, your family and your home. We treat all of our customers with specialized, individual attention, and we are fully aware that every house is different. We will make suggestions based on your particular situation and needs.
Whatever the law demands and whatever advice we decide to give you, we will provide you with a definite quote prior to starting our job. We believe that clear communication is essential to customer satisfaction and business success.
As stated earlier, there is a chance that the state of Oregon might pull your home out of the hat, so to speak, and decide to pay a visit to check on the safety of your water heater. If that happens, they will ask one of their inspectors to get in touch with you to organize a home visit. If the inspector finds anything at all wrong with our work, then please dial our number as soon as you can. We will be at your place in Albany in a flash, ready to sort out any issues.