MITIGATE – water heater

WHY?

tipped water heaters – 

common source of disaster fire

tipped water heaters – 

common source of disaster water damage

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What to Do:

kits to strap water heaters are available at most hardware stores

plumber's tape has been used to secure water heaters in the past. It is not strong enough to hold the tank during the strong motion of earthquakes. Plan to replace it with heavy-duty strapping found in commercially available kits

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