For the average home in the U.S., the water heater is a heavily used appliance, heating water continuously whether it’s used or not. With so much use, it’s only natural for water heater problems to occur. When you consider a conventional water heater works continuously, it’s not surprising that eventually water heater repair in Fort Worth will be required. When the water heater fails to heat the water we count on, a plumber in Fort Worth is the first person to call.
Thermal expansion is one of the issues a water heater may experience affecting its potential lifespan. Thermal expansion refers to the expansion water experiences when heated, resulting in an increased volume. In a closed hot water system, the expanded volume of water has nowhere to go, resulting in increased pressure within the water heater and plumbing, and a potential for damage to both. An expansion tank provides the solution for thermal expansion, providing protection for the water heater and your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth.
Simply stated, an expansion tank serves as an overflow receptacle for the expanded hot water. By reducing the volume of hot water released into the expansion tank, it results in a reduction of the pressure in both the water heater, and the home’s plumbing system.
Today’s homes often have backflow preventers, pressure reducing valves and check valves that create a closed hot water system. By being closed, the expanded hot water can’t simply expand outward into the municipal water supply to self-reduce the increasing pressure. Federal regulations no longer allow this due to the potential for contamination in the public water supply. As a result, an expansion tank is necessary to reduce the pressure in the water heater, and plumbing system. Our expert plumbers’ can provide the installation, maintenance and water heater repair in Fort Worth that you need.
Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth for expansion tank installation. The project requires a plumber as custom sizing is needed. In addition, our plumbers will be up-to-date on the required codes, and the manufacturer’s installation requirements for maintaining the warranty terms and conditions.
When installing a new water heater, installing an expansion tank at the same time will provide protection for the new water heater from day one. This assists in extending the expected service life of the appliance. Furthermore, an expansion tank will reduce the incidence of damaging leaks and water heater repair in Fort Worth. Contact us today to ensure the protection of your home’s water heater and plumbing against the process of thermal expansion with expansion tank installation.
A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber provided installation ensures you receive a professional, trouble free water heater installation. In addition, our expert plumbers can provide reliable water heater repair in Fort Worth. 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.