Seattle-area company brings installed water heater to code

Seattle-area company brings installed water heater to code

Member complaint

I hired Fast Water Heater of Bothell, Washington, to install a water heater. They installed it and sold the items required to bring it up to the City of Lynnwood’s code. The installed water heater was working, but an inspection by the city is required.

The inspector told me it wasn’t up to code. It needed a temperature limitation valve. I contacted Fast Water Heater and I was told it would cost another $300 or more. When I told them this was unacceptable, they said someone from the company would call back within five business days.

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After seven days, I contacted the city to see what their experience was with this company. They said they have called this company on the problem before and they know what the code is. They said it should not cost me any more money. I want the water heater brought up to code at no additional cost.

Felipe Sanchez, Lynnwood, Washington

Provider Response

We apologize for this inconvenience and frustration. We have been attempting to clarify the code with the City of Lynnwood. We did fail to get back to the customer in a timely manner and we also apologize for this.

We dispatched a technician to the home to install the temperature-limiting device at no charge to the customer. Our goal is to ensure that our customers are happy and have a safe installation.

Jason Hanleybrown, CEO



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