Why is it important that you double strap your water heater? Not because it’s going to run away…but because of earthquakes! Did you know that earthquakes are semi-common in Northwestern Washington?
It’s recommended that you strap the bottom and top 1/3’s of your water heater appliance, which is customary in seismic zones. This may seem like a step that’s done in an abundance of caution, but you wouldn’t want it to be your water heater that topples over in an earthquake and takes a fuel line out with it! Also, FYI, most lenders require water heaters to be double-strapped as a condition of financing.
Check out this link for more information on double strapping your water heater: Earthquake Country Alliance: Welcome to Earthquake Country!