Seismic Strapping

Keep Your Water Heater Safe & Secure

At Pacific Coast Plumbing, we want to help you protect your investment. In the case of an earthquake, your water heater can easily fall. When this happens, your water heater could rupture and spread hard water throughout your home, while also loosening or breaking gas lines. This can not only cause damage to your home, but also to the health and safety of your family.

Benefits of Seismic Strapping

Other than saving your family from hazardous gasses, there are many other additional benefits of seismic strapping. When you choose to get seismic strapping for your water heater, here are some problems you can expect to avoid:

  • Costly replacements of water heater tank and system
  • Thousands of dollars in water damage
  • Repiping gas lines
  • Home fires and fire damage

Our Strapping Methods

Over the past years, the rules and regulation for proper strapping methods have changed. Because of the more frequent occurrence of earthquakes in Southern California, braces and straps are built with stronger and longer-lasting materials. When you are ready to brace your water heater, here is what you can expect from our technicians:

  • We will assess your tank and measure the proper amount of heavy-gauge metal strapping, rather than dated plumber’s tape
  • We will secure the straps around the top and bottom of your tank 1 ½, rather than just once in the middle
  • The tank will then be secured into wood planks to ensure that the tank cannot tip backwards
  • Then, we will secure the wood planks to the wall with the heater facing upright and level

Our Promise

At Pacific Coast Plumbing, our number one priority is to keep you safe in your home. Our seismic strapping services will keep you and your family safe in the event of an earthquake so that all you have to worry about is getting to safety. If you are ready to make your home a safer place, contact us today to get started.