Do I Need a Permit To Replace a Water Heater in Akron, OH?

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Your water heater is essential to your home’s comfort and safety. Whether you’re replacing a tankless or traditional water heater, it must be installed properly for safe and optimal operation. Otherwise, you risk personal injury and damage to your water heater and home.

Schedule a water heater installation with the professionals at Blind & Sons. Call us at (330) 753-7711 to get started.

Do You Need a Permit in Ohio To Replace Your Water Heater?

Yes, you need a permit to replace water heaters in Summit County. Traditional and tankless water heaters, gas or electric, require a permit to ensure they are correctly installed and up to code. To receive your permit, you must contact your county’s Building Standards Division to ensure you complete the correct forms.

Do I Need to Get a Permit, or Will the Plumber Get One for Me?

If you hire a professional plumber, they should acquire the permit, as they will install the water heater. When you use the experts at Blind & Sons, we’ll do everything necessary to install your new water heater properly, including securing the proper permit.

Dangers of Improperly Installed Water Heaters

Requiring permits is a necessary safeguard against improperly installed water heaters, which can pose dangerous hazards:

  • Flooding due to improperly installed pressure release valves leads to an excessive buildup of pressure
  • Short-circuiting or electric shock due to an improperly installed electric water heater
  • Fires or explosions due to lack of clearance between the heater and combustible surfaces
  • Gas leaks due to incorrectly installed gas lines on gas water heaters
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning due to improper venting

Why Choose Blind & Sons?

If your water heater is showing signs of needing to be replaced, such as leaking, producing metallic-tasting water, or not heating water thoroughly, Blind & Sons can help. Our experienced team offers water heater repairs, inspections, replacements, and installations throughout Akron and Northwest Ohio. We offer services with no overtime fees and your 100% satisfaction, guaranteed. With over 80 years in business, we are the area’s premier water heater services provider.

Schedule a water heater replacement in Akron today. Call Blind & Sons at (330) 753-7711 today.

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