Expansion Tank | Water Heater Repair Fort Worth
Water expands as it is heated, increasing the
pressure on the hot water system, and can result in damage to the water heater
and plumbing. An expansion tank
protects a home’s hot water system by preventing the buildup of excessive
pressure. If you have experienced problems due to the lack of an expansion
tank, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can provide expansion tank installation for
your home, and the water heater repair
in Fort Worth that you require.
Years ago, cities had open systems, providing a
route for expanded hot water to escape. Before federal legislation required
backflow preventers on municipal lines, an expanded volume of water due to excessive
of pressure could flow back out into the home’s plumbing and into the city’s
water supply. This effectively reduced the pressure within a home’s plumbing system.
However, due to the potential for contamination
of public water supply, backflow preventers are now required, and cut off this
avenue for expanded hot water to escape. Expansion tank installation will
provide the protection your water heater,
other water using appliances, and your plumbing system need from elevated
pressure. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in
Fort Worth can provide the professional installation you need.
Homes that can benefit from the installation of
an expansion tank due to a closed hot water system include those with a
backflow preventer, check valve, or a pressure-reducing valve.
The Benefits of Thermal Expansion Tank
Prevents unnecessary wear
and tear on plumbing fixtures
Extends the water heater’s
Reduces the potential for leaks
in the plumbing system
Prevents unnecessary damage
to the water heater, other water using appliances, and the plumbing system
Reduces the incidence of costly
How It Works
When the pressure rises due to expanded hot water,
a diaphragm in the expansion tank retracts allowing hot water to enter, reducing
the pressure. This prevents damage to the water
heater, and pipes, preventing leaks and the need for water heater repair in Fort Worth. Eventually, the water in the
expansion tank is released into the water supply when a tap is opened.
A proper expansion tank installation is sized for
your home’s unique requirements, and is based on the water heater capacity, and
the incoming water pressure. When installing a new water heater, consider an
expansion tank installation. It will assist in extending the water heater’s
lifespan, and reduce the incidence of water
heater repair in Fort Worth. Furthermore, an expansion tank provides an
additional layer of protection against damaging water leaks.
Other situations when expansion tank installation
is recommended include:
Water meter replacement
Water heater replacement
With a new home build
When a pressure reducing
valve is installed
You can rely on a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth to provide a
professional, trouble free installation, or repair of your home’s expansion tank. In addition, our licensed plumbers offer a wide range of
plumbing services including water heater repair in Fort Worth, and
more. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Fort Worth, Arlington, and the
surrounding areas, and is a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.