One of the most common water related incidents at rental properties is leaking or failing water heater. There has never been a time when hot water might be more essential, with all of us on stay-at-home orders, than during the COVID-19 pandemic. A failing water heater is a huge inconvenience to the homeowner or tenant who has to live without hot water for some period of time.
Scott Costa represents a company that specialized in one thing ... Water Heaters Only know a thing or two about the topic. On this episode, Bob and Scott discuss why water heaters fail, what are the signs to look for when a water heater needs to be replaced, what the options are for selecting a water heater, and the new California building codes related to water heater installation.
[3:20] Scott's background and intro to Water Heaters Only
[4:45] Getting a water heater 24/7/365
[6:30] Keeping hygienic and sanitization practices during COVID-19 pandemic
[9:20] Why do water heaters fail?
[11:10] Building codes in California and San Diego pertaining to water heaters
[17:25] Why do water heaters cost so much more than they used to?
[19:00] Circumstances which might favor installing a tankless water heater
[26:05] The Emergency Shutdown Instruction Sticker on the front of the water heater
[28:13] Signs that a water heater might be starting to fail
[31:00] Recommended regular service and maintenance for water heaters
[32:35] Potential danger of carbon monoxide emissions
[34:30] Scott shares some great feel-good success stories
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