Plumbing, heating, and air. It's a topic that can be confusing for property managers, tenants, and the property owner because of many of the changing California building codes.
On this episode, Bob is joined by John Padilla of John Padilla Plumbing, Heating and Air to highlight some common issues faced in the plumbing and mechanical systems of homes. They focus on water heaters, low flow fixtures, and HVAC (heating and air) to discuss new ordinances, codes, and safety requirements in each of these areas.
Outline of This Episode
- [2:01] The history of John’s career and how the business developed
- [5:46] Water heaters: Why do they fail and what’s involved in the repair?
- [11:45] Tankless water heaters are valuable for limitless hot water and rental situations
- [15:25] Dramatic damage can happen when a water heater pan is not used
- [18:37] California mandates for plumbing fixture codes and compliance
- [29:13] Proper frequency for HVAC checkups and what should be checked
Water heater tips and building codes
Rust, calcification, and water pressure issues are can cause failure in a water heater. They should be drained, flushed, and refilled annually to properly to get rid of damaging sediments that can form. If the water heater needs to be replaced, it will need to be brought up to code for NOx water heaters, expansion tanks, sediment traps, and drip pans.
Low flow water fixtures
New federal, city and county building codes typically requiring low flow fixtures to be installed in all new construction or remodels and repairs.
Maintenance for HVAC units
Simple, annual maintenance is required to assure tenant safety and avoid more expensive HVAC repairs. John describes proper annual maintenance for both the heating and cooling sides of the system.
Resources & People Mentioned
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- SDMC147.04 - San Diego standards for fixtures, etc.
Connect with John Padilla
- Website: https://www.jpplumbers.com
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