You may be wondering, “Do I need a permit to replace my water heater in Salem?”
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 installations is subject to a random safety inspection.
Every few years, Salem 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 local installer will be able to answer any specific question you may have.
Salem 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 Salem. 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 Salem 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 Salem in a flash, ready to sort out any issues.
With more than two decades experience, we have installed countless water heaters in single-family homes, condos, apartments and townhouses all over Salem. 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 Salem, Oregon.
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.
Call us or fill out the form below to receive more information about a water heater replacement or installation in Salem.
Water heaters are one of the hardest-working appliances in your home, heating and storing hot water for your use. They’re built to last, but if yours starts leaking or stops producing hot water, your water heater may need repairs or service.
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 numbers of your water heater so we can determine if it’s still under warranty. Our service technicians are local to Salem 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, it might be cheaper in the long run to just replace the unit.
In Salem, common hot water heater repairs and maintenance include:
Fast Water Heater Company frequently partners with utility companies around Salem 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 Salem area:
Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) Rebates
*Must replace an existing electric water heater and be installed by a Smart Water Heat rebate eligible contractor.
Learn more about Energy Trust of Oregon Water Heater Rebates
State of Oregon Income Tax Credit
Learn more about the State of Oregon Tax Credit