Water Heater Seismic Bracing Requirements in Santa Clarita
The CHSC or California Health and Safety Code requires water heaters which are either new or replaced to possess seismic bracing in accordance with the California Plumbing Code not to mention it’s a point-of-sell requirement in Santa Clarita.
History shows us from previous seismic activity here in LA county, that water heaters have a tendency to tip-over if they do possess seismic bracing to adjacent studs within the walls or floors which can result in water piping damage thus resulting in flooding. The fuel service piping can break or become dislodged thus creating a fire hazard. Having the water heater braced properly is not a huge endeavor by any stretch. It’s actually quite easy to accomplish and only takes a few tools which can all be (including the strap kit) purchased at your local big box building supply center.
What does the Health and Safety Code say about water heater Seismic bracing in Santa Clarita?