Many people have the misconception that the furnace filter's primary purpose is air quality for the inhabitants, it's not. The primary purpose of the filter is to protect the mechanical equipment. Follow me while I look at an air handler during a San Diego home inspection
There is a new law affecting the sale of pool homes in California that you should be aware of.
On October 11, 2017 Governor Brown signed into law SB 442. The bill is known as the “Pool Safety Act”. The bill is very similar to one, which the governor vetoed during the previous legislative session. His stated reason for the veto was that pool safety is the primary responsibility of parents. Apparently he’s changed his position.
According to FEMA:
- 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
- The cause of many of these home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean the dryer (34 percent).
- More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
The intent of this article is to provide homeowners a general reference for the code requirements in many areas of San Diego County. This information is for storage type water heaters only. This article does not cover all the code requirements found in the plumbing code. Most jurisdictions require obtaining a permit to replace a water heater. Be sure to check with local jurisdictions for adopted local amendments and code updates.