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.
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.
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.
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:
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
*Must be installed outside a conditioned living space, such as in a garage, attic or crawlspace
Cascade Natural Gas
*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
Learn more about Seattle City Light Energy Rebates