With the increased installation of back-flow preventers mandated by federal regulation, and for those homes with a pressure regulating valve near the water meter, expansion tanks are essential for preventing damage to the water heater and your home’s plumbing in Arlington. As water is heated it expands in a process called thermal expansion. Thermal expansion can result in increased pressure within the hot water system, and can result in damage to the water heater and the home’s plumbing. An expansion tank provides an overflow receptacle for expanded hot water, providing protection for your plumbing system from thermal expansion. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Arlington, Texas can provide expansion tank installation for you.
The signs of rising pressure in the hot water system can be elusive, but one sign sometimes reported is the delivery of warm water when turning on a cold water tap. Expanded hot water can back up throughout the plumbing system, and with no place to go, hot water can enter cold water supply lines. If you notice this sign, and don’t have an expansion tank, contact our plumbers in Arlington, Texas before damage occurs.
An expansion tank is installed in your home’s hot water system to protect your water heater, water lines and fittings, and other plumbing from high pressure. As expanded hot water enters the expansion tank, the pressure is reduced in the water heater and plumbing. Eventually, the water is released for use when opening a tap.
How it Works
As the pressure rises in the water heater, the pressure forces a diaphragm in the expansion tank to open, allowing the excess volume of hot water to enter it. This relieves the pressure and the risk to the water heater, pipes, fittings, and other plumbing in Arlington .
An expansion tank requires specific sizing for your home, based upon the capacity of the water heater, and the water pressure entering your home. Benjamin Franklin plumbers in Arlington, Texas will provide a proper expansion tank installation that you can rely on for years to come.
The installation of an expansion tank is recommended in the following situations:
- With water heater replacement
- With a new home build
- With the installation or in the presence of a back-flow prevention device on the water meter or a pressure-regulating valve on the service line
The installation of an expansion tank by our plumbers in Arlington, Texas not only protects the water heater and plumbing from the damaging effects of thermal expansion, it also protects your home from potential water leaks that may occur consequently to thermal expansion.
Benjamin Franklin’s professional, licensed plumbers will provide the professional installation of an expansion tank for your home, adding an extra layer of protection to your home’s hot water system. You can rely on our plumbers in Arlington, Texas to provide expansion tank services. We offer a wide range of quality plumbing services, and the expertise to meet or exceed the industry standards. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.