The water heater is one of the most frequently used appliances in the modern home. When you consider a conventional water heater, it operates even when not in use reheating the water in order to maintain the set temperature. This constant use promotes wear and is one reason water heater issues develop, and eventually water heater repair in Arlington will be required. When the appliance fails to provide the hot water we rely on, a plumber in Arlington is the first person to call.
One of the issues that can affect the lifespan of the water heater is thermal expansion. Thermal expansion refers to the process of expanding hot water when heated, resulting in an increased volume of water. The expanded volume of water has nowhere to go in a closed hot water system, resulting in increased pressure within the appliance and in the home’s plumbing. With the increased pressure comes the risk for damage to both. Thankfully, an expansion tank provides the solution for thermal expansion, and provides effective protection for the water heater and the home’s plumbing.
The easiest way to understand the job of an expansion tank is to consider it as an overflow receptacle for the extra volume of hot water created by expansion. Water flowing into the expansion tank relieves the pressure exerted on both the water heater, and the plumbing system.
A closed hot water system is created when backflow preventers, pressure reducing valves and check valves are installed due to federal legislation. When a system is closed, the expanded hot water is no longer able to expand outward into the municipal water supply, which reduces the pressure. In the past, systems were often open, allowing expanded hot water to back up into the public water supply; federal regulations eliminated this escape route due to the potential for contamination in the public water supply. The installation of an expansion tank provides an escape for the expanding volume and reduction of the pressure.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers licensed plumbers’ with the expertise to provide a proper installation with the correct size of expansion tank required for your home. In addition, our dedicated plumbers in Arlington offer the plumbing maintenance and water heater repair in Arlington that you require.
Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington for expansion tank installation. The project requires a licensed plumber to fulfill the manufacturer’s warranty terms, and you can have confidence in our plumbers being up-to-date on the required codes.
If you require a water heater repair in Arlington, or water heater installation, it is likely the manufacturer will require simultaneous expansion tank installation to maintain the water heater warranty. This ensures protection for a new water heater from the date of installation and will assist in extending its lifespan. In addition, it will reduce the potential for damaging leaks and the need for water heater repair in Arlington related to pressure damage.
A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Katy will provide a professional installation ensuring reliability. In addition, you can rely on the expertise of Benjamin Franklin plumbers for water heater repair in Arlington. Our licensed plumbers serve Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.