With more than 30 to 50 gallons of water, and live gas lines feeding into it, a water heater can easily topple when the ground below is rocking and rolling.
Secure your water heater with strong straps screwed into masonry or wall beams. Make sure you have flexible piping for the gas and water lines.
In the event of an emergency, and the cut-off of municipal water supplies, a water heater can also serve as a ready reservoir of fresh water.
If you have questions or need help securing and strapping your water heater for an earthquake, contact us.