24 Jun. 17

Water Heater Permits

Another commonly asked question we get involves the concept of city permits for water heaters: What is it? Why do homeowners need it, Why do they have to pay for it? In our latest #ask-ed series of plumbing FAQs, we attempt to answer this question.

The average homeowner has no way of knowing if he/she is being ripped off by the plumbing company. Well, Ed’s here to address those questions. Each time a water heater is removed and replaced, the law requires that a city inspector come out to the property to ensure that the job is completed in a safe and professional manner so as to meet state and city codes. In order to have an inspector come out, a permit must be pulled either by the homeowner or the contractor. To ensure ease of this process, contractors can pull this permit for the homeowner by calling, clicking or visiting the Department of Building and Safety for the city in which the property under service is located. Ed and his technicians at Triple S Plumbing want to ensure that the job is completed

water heater replacement and permitsIn order to have an inspector come out, a permit must be pulled either by the homeowner or the contractor. To ensure ease of this process, contractors can pull this permit for the homeowner by calling, clicking or visiting the Department of Building and Safety for the city in which the property under service is located. Ed and his technicians at Triple S Plumbing want to ensure that the job is completed

Ed and his technicians at Triple S Plumbing want to ensure that the job is completed at a standard to which the service will pass inspection with flying colors. Installations that do not meet city standards are subject to fines and additional costs in redoing the job. This would cost the homeowner additional time, money, and resources. So, to answer your questions, you absolutely, by law, require a permit for any new water heater installation. To make this process easier for the homeowner, Triple S Plumbing pulls the permit and mails or gives the permit at the homeowner’s convenience.

So, to answer your questions, you are absolutely required by law to get a permit for any new water heater installation. To make this process easier for the homeowner, Triple S Plumbing pulls the permit and mails or gives the permit at the homeowner’s convenience.