Older public systems that haven’t been updated and other distribution systems may not require expansion tank installation with an open system. An open system means the lack of backflow preventers and pressure regulators. A closed system leaves no avenue of escape for thermal pressure, which can result in damage to your home’s plumbing. The installation of an expansion tank can prevent damaging pressure, by acting as an overflow tank to reduce pressure on the system. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Fort Worth can provide the installation you need.
Problems from thermal expansion occur when the pressure is highest, when the water heater is operating. When excessive pressure occurs in a closed system, faucets, appliances, the water heater, hot and cold water pipes, and other components of the plumbing system are at risk.
Heated water expands in the process of thermal expansion, resulting in an increased volume. Furthermore, since water can’t be compressed, it seeks an avenue of escape by backing up into the home’s pipes, and in an open system flows out into the public water supply, thereby reducing the pressure on the home’s plumbing system.
However, a closed system prevents the backflow of expanded hot water into the public water system, causing the pressure to rise, and creating the potential for damage. An expansion tank solves this problem, by receiving the excess volume of expanded water, and reducing the pressure on the plumbing system.
When you’re installing a new water heater, consider installing an expansion tank. The installation will extend the water heater’s lifespan, and will reduce the incidence of leaks and water heater repair in Fort Worth. Our licensed plumbers can provide the sizing and professional installation for you.
Furthermore, a growing number of manufacturers require an expansion tank in order to maintain the warranty. Our qualified plumbers in Fort Worth will be aware, and up=to-date on the local and state building codes affecting your location. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Fort Worth can provide the expert installation you require.
Expansion tank installation is recommended in the following:
- Water meter replacement
- Water heater replacement or installation in a new home build
- With the installation of a pressure reducing valve, or backflow preventer
The Benefits of an Expansion Tank
- An expansion tank prevents damage to both the plumbing system and the water heater, and the resulting need for plumbing repair or water heater repair in Fort Worth due to thermal expansion
- Extends water heater lifespan
- Reduces the potential for plumbing and water heater leaks related to elevated pressure in the plumbing system
When you contact Benjamin Franklin plumbers in Fort Worth, you will receive a professional installation, or plumbing repair. Our licensed plumbers provide a wide range of plumbing services including water heater repair, and expansion tank installation. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding areas, and is a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating. Benjamin Franklin is dedicated to your 100% satisfaction, and first quality plumbing services.