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Marysville water heater Installation

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Fast Water Heater Company services all of Marysville and the surrounding areas. If you’ve woken up to the surprise of a leaking hot water heater or a cold shower, as long as you call by noon, we guarantee same-day service. Our hours are 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.

We’re home-owners too and know emergencies don’t conveniently occur just during the week; we’re open seven days a week and don’t charge extra for weekend service calls.

We’re the water heater experts, and can service, replace or install electric or gas water heaters, standard tank or tankless models and even install hybrid heat pump systems in certain situations. Whether you need a repair, installation, general maintenance, you’re looking for codes or water heater rebates, we’re here to help and we offer free estimates without the hassle of a “trip fee” like most plumbing companies.

All our certified technicians are background-checked and have years of water heater experience before they ever step foot into your Marysville home.

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

Marysville requires a permit for the installation of a hot water heater (this will not delay any work, just arrange for a safety inspection at a later date).

Local Water Heater & Plumbing Codes – Marysville, WA

Water Heater codes & Permits

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

Currently, Marysville does 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, Marysville 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 Marysville installer will be able to answer any specific question you may have.

Local Water Heater & Plumbing Codes – Marysville, WA

Water Heater Codes Currently Enforced in Marysville

  • Approved Location: Water heaters may not be kept in particular areas, such as closets, bedrooms or bathrooms. In Marysville, inspectors survey the residence to ensure this. It is crucial that this law be followed because it stops the harm that can be caused by minuscule carbon monoxide leaks.

     

  • Earthquake Straps: Many of the inspectors working for Marysville will check that your water heater has earthquake straps. Washington is prone to earthquakes, and the disruption caused can be very hazardous when it comes to water heaters. The straps should be attached directly to the heater – on the top and bottom thirds.

     

  • Venting: The gas combustion system that drives nearly all water heaters inevitably generates carbon monoxide. To prevent the problems that might be caused by tiny leaks, all heaters need to be vented and Marysville pays heed to this.

     

  • Pans and Drains: A pan has to be put beneath a water heater that has been put on a platform or is positioned inside such that spills might do damage. The plumbing code states this.

     

  • Pressure Regulating Valves: Upon visiting, we must measure your PSI and, when it is more than 80, you will have to consider purchasing valves that regulate water pressure to protect from damage.

     

  • Greasepack Gas Valve Replacement: You need to replace any greasepack gas valves as they do not work very well and often break down.

     

  • Bonding: Your pipes for gas and water need to be grounded to avoid problems that occur when they are near electrical wiring. The Electrical Code states this. We can do this job effectively with clamps and wire.

     

  • Sediment Traps: So that sediment cannot slip into the combustion chamber, you need to have sediment trap installed. Marysville inspectors check on this.

     

  • Dedicated Water Shutoff: You can maintain your general water supply, even when your water heater is being worked on, by obtaining a water shutoff dedicated solely to your heater. This regulation must be followed in Marysville.

     

  • Pipe Insulation: If in areas that have not been conditioned, pipes need to be insulated.

     

  • Expansion Tanks: In the rules of the Uniform Plumbing Code, expansion tanks are only required for closed systems. However, in Marysville, inspectors are insisting that they be purchased for both closed and open systems. The reason behind this, we think, is that, increasingly, plumbing systems are becoming open. They are important for closed systems because they ease off the water pressure created due to the lack of backflow between the mains and the home. Water expands when it heats, involving increased pressure, and, when the tap goes on, this pressure drops away. These dramatic alterations can put strain on your heater and your plumbing after a while.

Marysville Installations

With more than two decades experience, Fast Water Heater Company has installed countless water heaters in single-family homes, condos, apartments and townhouses all over Marysville. Our skilled-technicians are all 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 for endless hot water, our skilled technicians will 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 your 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 service provider for Marysville.

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 Marysville.

Marysville Water Heater repair

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 # of your water heater so we can see if it is still under warranty. Our service technicians are local to Marysville and are familiar with most regional heater applications, brands and models.

It’s important to note, if your existing model 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 water heater.

In Marysville, common hot water heater repairs and maintenance 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 heaters have self-cleaning tanks, however, older ones need to be drained yearly 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 your water heater.

 

Rebates and Specials

Fast Water Heater Company frequently partners with utility companies around Marysville 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.

 

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Water Heater Rebates

  • Converting to a Natural Gas Water Heater: PSE offers a rebate of $950 to convert from an electric to a natural gas water heater.
    • The new gas water heater must have an efficiency rating of .67 or higher.
  • Tier 1 Energy Star Heat Pump Water Heaters: PSE offers a $500 rebate on a Tier 1 Energy Star heat pump water heater
  • Tier 2 Energy Star Heat Pump Water Heaters: PSE offers an $800 rebate on a Tier 2 and Tier 3 Energy Star heat pump water heater (GE/Rheem)*

*Must be installed outside a conditioned living space, such as in a garage, attic or crawlspace

Learn more about PSE Water Heater Rebates. See a list of qualifying heat pump water heaters.

 

Cascade Natural Gas

  • Condensing High-Efficiency Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater: Cascade Natural Gas offers a $150 rebate on condensing natural gas tankless water heaters with an efficiency rating of .91 or more.
  • Storage Tank High-Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater: Cascade Natural Gas offers a $45 rebate on gas water heaters with an efficiency rating of .67 or more.

*Only available for Washington customers with Cascade Natural Gas on rate schedule 503.

Learn more about Cascade Natural Gas Rebates.

 

Seattle City Light Water Heater Rebates

  • Heat Pump Water Heater: Seattle City Light offers a $500 rebate when you buy a qualified heat pump water heater

Learn more about Seattle City Light Energy Rebates

Contact your local rep now!