While San Jose hasn’t experienced any major earthquakes in a few years, they still pose a serious risk to personal property and home appliances. At Gladiator Repipe, we always secure water heaters during installation, because we want to make sure there are no water leaks, gas line ruptures, or other damages following an earthquake. If your water heater was installed some time ago by a different service provider, chances are that it’s not properly secured. We can come to your home and inspect your appliance for any damage, and reinforce it against damage from future quakes.
Older water heaters may have been secured by plumber’s tape or thin plumber’s strapping, and as some homeowners saw during the 1989 and 1994 California quakes, those two materials didn’t hold the appliances in place. We use heavy-duty earthquake strapping to secure the tank, so the next time a tremor or aftershock moves your home, even just a little, the appliance should stay in place. If you’ve noticed that the water heater has shifted over the past few years, we’ll reposition it in its proper place.
In order to avoid gas leaks, potential fires, and major flooding, it’s essential to secure your water heater against damage caused by earthquakes. As your preferred choice for water heater installation and maintenance in San Jose, we understand how to do the job right and safeguard your home from catastrophe. If you’re concerned about tremors moving your water heater, or you simply want more information, please contact us right away!