2019 Best Central Coast Water Heater Permit Information

Beware of Installing a Water Heater Without a Water Heater Permit

All Consumers and Contractors need a Water Heater Permit from the City, County, or State jurisdictional district they live In whenever installing, replacing, or moving a Water Heater. Everyone, including private citizens and licensed contractors, must comply with all Water Heater Permit Codes to remain compliant and avoid fines and penalties.

Any individual, whether a Licensed Contractor, Illegal and Non-Licensed Contractor, Friend, Neighbor, or Family Member that tells you a Water Heater Permit “IS NOT” required to install, move, or replace a Water Heater has either lied to you or is ignorant of the laws governing Water Heater installations. Ignorance of the Law is not an excuse to break the law, and fines and penalties result from breaking the law.

WATER HEATER PERMIT REPLACEMENT OR NEW INSTALLATION CODE COMPLIANCE

We want you to avoid plumbing disasters, scams, and illegal water heater installations so we have compiled information for you to review for the most sensible and lawful solution to replacing or installing a Water Heater. Don’t be greedy, cheap, or foolish, and don’t neglect the water heater permit cost when calculating your investment for a new Water Heater installation. Get a hot water heater permit and obey the law and you will sleep well at night.

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Water Heater Codes & Permits

When replacing, moving, or installing any Hot Water Heater, there are specific procedures and codes every Consumer and Contractor must follow, and you need a water heater permit for a compliant installation. When surfing the internet for a water heater permit cost, or how much does a water heater permit cost, keep in mind that the hot water heater permit costs vary between the jurisdictional agencies and municipalities. Currently, Santa Maria is the only municipal agency on the Central Coast to offer a Water Heater Permit Sticker program which is the most affordable and flat-rate priced water heater permit locally.

When installing Tankless Water Heaters, there are additional code requirements to consider. Do not become a victim of a “Botched” Water Heater installation or disaster from Unlicensed and Illegal Contractors. You can fall prey to “Bait and Switch” pricing schemes when Illegal, Non-licensed Contractors offer low-ball solutions that often escalate to higher prices once work has started.

The Illegal Contractor will convince you a water heater permit is not needed for the Water Heater installation and that the legitimate, legal, and licensed Contractor is trying to take advantage of you. The ultimate irony is that the Illegal, Non-licensed individual is breaking the law and placing you in harm’s way of retaliation from the jurisdictional agency you live in, so they are the ones taking advantage of you.

NOT OBTAINING A HOT WATER HEATER PERMIT IS A VIOLATION OF CITY, COUNTY, STATE, AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS. PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR MOST PLUMBING, DRAIN, GAS, WATER FILTRATION, or BUILDING PROJECTS TO INCLUDE REPLACING, MOVING, OR INSTALLING A WATER HEATER.
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Our team of Water Fixers plumbing experts has compiled a checklist of Water Heater codes and permit requirements for your reference to ensure you don’t subject yourself to fines and penalties when moving, replacing, or installing any Water Heater. This could also prevent you from becoming the victim of a scam, scheme, or fraudulent activity from an illegal, non-licensed contractor who does not get a permit to install a Water Heater and does not understand the plumbing codes for a safe and reliable installation.

When you start searching the internet for how much does a water heater permit cost, you will discover that Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect your assets and provide a legal, safe, and reliable Water Heater installation. When you want any job or project to be at a reasonable price, to be safe and secure, to guarantee your 100% satisfaction, and to be code compliant, you need Water Fixers as your trusted contractor.

12 REASONS WHY WATER HEATER PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL CONSUMERS

1. WATER HEATER PERMIT: ANY INDIVIDUAL OR COMPANY INSTALLING ANY WATER HEATER NEEDS A WATER HEATER REPLACEMENT PERMIT from the City or County jurisdictional district they live in to be lawful and code compliant. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS, PERIOD! THIS INCLUDES A HOMEOWNER, BUSINESS OWNER, ILLEGAL CONTRACTOR, LICENSED CONTRACTOR, Friend, Neighbor, Handyman, or Family Member of any individual attempting to Replace a Water Heater.

It does not matter if you are replacing an old and pre-existing water heater, remodeling, renovating, or installing a Water Heater for a recent construction project. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to the law, and you need to be compliant.

The County Of San Luis Obispo and County of Santa Barbara defines a Hot Water Heater permit as Mandatory to be 100% Legal and Code Compliant and so do all City Municipal districts. Violations of Water Heater Permit laws can cause fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect our clients from the inconvenience and possibility of harassment. See the links below:

San Luis County:
http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/planning/permittypes/constructionpermit.htm

Santa Barbara County:
http://sbcountyplanning.org/building/Documents/Building%20and%20Safety%20FAQ%2020121101.pdf

Permit Enforcement regarding California Health and Safety Code Section 17960: http://law.onecle.com/california/health/17960.html

2. BUILDING PERMITS: The Contractor’s State License Board, (CSLB) requires ALL Licensed Contractors to get a Building Permit for every Job, Project, or Construction alteration, enhancement, or erection.

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Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect our clients from retaliation for potential fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

See the links below:
California Business and Professions Code Section 7090:
http://law.onecle.com/california/business/7090.html
California Business and Professions Code Section 7110:
http://law.onecle.com/california/business/7110.html

ANY HOMEOWNER, BUSINESS OWNER, ILLEGAL CONTRACTOR, LICENSED CONTRACTOR, Friend, Neighbor, Handyman, or Family Member installing a Water Heater will need a Building Permit from the City or County jurisdictional district they live in for every Job, Project, or Construction alteration, enhancement, or erection. Violations of Building Permit laws can cause fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

3. NON-PERMITTED INSTALLS:  The Contractor’s State License Board, (CSLB) requires LICENSED CONTRACTORS to report any enhancements, modifications, alterations, or additions done to a building structure that did not have a permit filed with the jurisdictional agency of the city, county, or state in which they live:
http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Resources/FormsAndApplications/PermitViolation.pdf

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Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect our clients from retaliation for potential fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

4. WHO CAN GET PERMITS: LICENSED CONTRACTORS who have an active license with the Contractors State License Board, CSLB can get a Water Heater Permit and Building Permit. Property owners may also get permits by contacting the jurisdictional agency in which they live. Unlicensed and Illegal Contractors cannot get a permit. A Licensed Contractor must have current General Liability Insurance, Bonding Insurance, and current Workers Compensation Insurance for any person assisting them with work on any job or project to qualify for a permit.

Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect our clients from retaliation against them for potential fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

See the Link Below:
https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/CheckLicense.aspx

5. SEDIMENT TRAP REQUIREMENT: ANY installed, replaced, or moved Water Heater requires a Sediment Trap/Drip Leg installed to the inlet of the Gas Control Valve of the water heater. Not installing the Sediment Trap will cause Plumbing Code violations and could void the manufactures warranty.

Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect our clients from retaliation against them for potential fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

See the link below:
https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/ibr/nfpa.54.2006.pdf

6. HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACT: The Contractors State License Board (CSLB), and Consumer Affairs says they require a Home Improvement Contract for any Water Heater replacement or installation that exceeds a project value of $500.00. This also applies to ANY repair, installation, construction, remodel, or renovation Job or Project that exceeds a value of $500.00.

ANY UNLICENSED and ILLEGAL CONTRACTOR, or LICENSED CONTRACTOR MUST PROVIDE YOU WITH A WRITTEN “HOME IMPROVEMENT” CONTRACT before they begin work. ILLEGAL and UNLICENSED Contractors cannot work on any job or project with any client over the amount of $500.00, and if they do, they could face being arrested, prosecuted, fined, and imprisoned.

Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect our clients from retaliation against them for potential fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

See the Links Below:
http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Consumers/Hire_A_Contractor/Contracts_And_Binding_Agreements.aspx
http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Resources/GuidesAndPublications/HomeImprovementContractsConsumerGuide.pdf

7. AMERICAN MADE WATER HEATERS: Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration decided years ago to install American Made Water Heaters. We based this decision upon the superior build quality and life expectancy of American Made Water Heaters when compared to any Chinese brand or other offshore water heaters.

American-made water heaters outperform and outlast the Chinese products by an average of 2-1. American water heaters have a “6” YEAR WARRANTY whereas most of the Chinese Heaters have a 3-year Warranty. Tankless Water Heaters are Japanese made and we offer all the recognized top brands including Navien, Noritz, Rheem, Rinnai, and Takagi.

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8. ULTRA-LOW NOX COMPLIANT WATER HEATERS: Santa Barbara County Water Heater installations MUST COMPLY with the Current California Energy Board Emission Regulations regarding Carbon Monoxide discharge into the atmosphere. ALL WATER HEATERS INSTALLED INTO SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MUST BE “ULTRA LOW-NOX” COMPLIANT!

Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect our clients from retaliation against them for potential fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

See the links below:
Santa Barbara County APCD Rule # 352:
http://www.ourair.org/wp-content/uploads/rule352.pdf

9. COMPONENT INTEGRITY AND COMPLIANCE: LICENSED CONTRACTORS must insure all Plumbing, Gas, or Electrical Components are sound and compliant to plumbing code standards when engaged in any jobs or projects exceeding a $500.00 value. This statute of integrity minimizes and or eliminates costly rework and citations from jurisdictional agencies after a completed job or project has passed inspection to ensure the quality and performance of all work and materials used.

Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect our clients from retaliation against them for potential fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

10. PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE: LICENSED CONTRACTORS must provide consumers with a 1 YEAR WRITTEN PERFORMANCE AND WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEE for any Water Heater Installation, Plumbing job, or project exceeding a $500.00 value.

Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect our clients from retaliation against them for potential fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

11. SENIOR CITIZEN PROTECTION: Seniors should do their homework and know their rights under the consumer protection agency before hiring a LICENSED CONTRACTOR, ILLEGAL CONTRACTOR, Friend, Neighbor, Handyman, or Family Member.

See the link below:
http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Resources/GuidesAndPublications/WhatSeniorsShouldKnow.pdf

12. NO IRS Income Taxes Paid: Most Unlicensed and Illegal Contractors DO NOT PAY Taxes on the income they receive from consumers, thus they are TAX EVADERS. They do not pay Payroll Taxes for employees, they do not pay Sales Tax when selling goods, and they do not pay Income Tax to the State or Federal Government. They pocket every dime they make and DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY! And when injured or unemployed your tax dollars pay for all their support. These tax-evading unlicensed contractors do not differ from insurance fraud scammers and embezzlers.

Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration has 33 years of completed jobs and projects and thousands of satisfied clients who validate our credentials as the “Fix-It-All” Plumbing & Water Filtration company for any water issue.

Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration complies with all City, County, and State ordinances and codes to protect our clients from retaliation against them for potential fines, penalties, the disconnect of public utilities, and imprisonment.

Benefits of Hiring A Water Fixers Licensed Contractor

Whether you need assistance with a Water Heater, Leak, Plumbing, Drain, or Water Filtration issue, our team of qualified and talented technicians will provide an affordable and satisfactory result every time we work for you. We take pride in the work we perform and are dedicated to meeting all your expectations. We guarantee the best Plumbing experience you will ever have!

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