Making a switch to a tankless water heater can change a family’s life. No more water that runs cold after only half of the family has taken their showers. It’s endless hot water when families need it.

Carrboro homeowners excited to upgrade to a tankless water heater will be looking for a quick install to provide instant hot water every place it’s needed. If you choose to tackle this install job yourself, you’ll need to complete a few steps before attaching any water pipes. You’ll need to make sure you have the proper permits from your local government.

To get that flow up and running safely and properly, you might seek out the help of the professional plumbers at Full Stack Plumbing. We serve Carrboro and Orange County residents. Our expert team helps you choose the right tankless water heater, then we secure the right approval from Carrboro authorities, and then we install your unit the right way.

Getting Approval for Your Tankless Water Heater Install in Carrboro

Minor repairs to a water heater may not require a permit. But putting in a tankless water heater, especially in a new location, could be considered a renovation and require state approval through Carrboro or Orange County.

North Carolina codes are fairly strict on the matter. You can look over Building Code Enforcement Article 11 § 160D-1110 for more guidance.

It’s best to check with your local building department before any project. Carrboro’s city website offers this instruction for people who purchase a new tankless water heater:

Work that requires a permit, for which you need an inspection, includes: Any plumbing that is connected to the water supply or to drain waste below a trap.”

More information on what the city of Carrboro requires and contact information can be found here. You can check out the Orange County Inspections Division form for tankless water heater permits and find contact information there.

Permits are required to make sure tankless water heaters are installed in a safe manner, especially when connecting them to older homes and fixtures. Gas lines and meters will have to be up to code for approval. Proper circuit breakers will be needed.

What Can Happen if I Don’t Get a Carrboro Tankless Hot Water Heater Permit?

If you don’t obtain the proper permits before installing a tankless hot water heater, you run the risk of fines.

Carrboro or Orange County could also ask you to remove the tankless hot water heater if it presents a danger due to being installed improperly. You may also have issues with getting homeowners insurance coverage if a problem with a tankless water heater makes it a hazard.

Avoiding this type of headache and hard work is simple. It’s a smart idea to trust the job to the certified and insured professionals at Carrboro’s Full Stack Plumbing. Please be aware that some less reputable plumbers don’t bother with permits when they install a water heater.

This oversight is ultimately your responsibility, and you don’t want to suffer those consequences.  Trust the experts a Full Stack Plumbing to do the job the right way the first time.

Call Carrboro’s Full Stack Plumbing for a Free Tankless Water Heater Consultation

When you’re ready for the convenience of a tankless water heater, contact Full Stack Plumbing of Orange County. We are happy to examine your old set up to help you pick the right tankless water heater that will provide the best value for your family.

We then go to work to secure the proper permits and begin installing your new tankless water heater as soon as possible. Don’t go another day going without having all the hot water you need.

Contact us today for a free consultation on tankless water heater installation in Carrboro, Hillsborough, or Chapel Hill. We are here to answer all of your questions.