Thermal Expansion Tanks and Your Water Heater

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Thermal expansion is the term used to describe the phenomenon of water expanding in volume as it is heated. The installation of a thermal expansion tank can protect the system from the damaging effects of thermal expansion and increased pressure. When it comes to expansion tanks, the plumbers here at Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric are standing by to help.

Signs of Thermal Expansion Tank Problems

There are several signs of thermal expansion tank problems. One of these signs is slow flowing or low-pressure water coming from your water heater. This can be a sign of mineral buildup and of your expansion tank failing. Another sign of expansion tank problems is condensation. If you notice excess condensation on your expansion tank, call us immediately. One more common sign of thermal expansion tank problems is excess water. Even expansion tanks have volume limits, but water continues to increase in volume as it heats. If the heat is running amok, then it can exceed even the safety addition of the expansion tank. Call us if you notice leaks or any other signs of too much water.

The Dangers Of A Faulty Expansion Tank

A failing water heater expansion tank can lead to numerous dangerous situations including:

  • Failed Parts – A failing thermal expansion tank can lead to other critical parts failing. These parts can include the flu, the tank itself, the fittings and the connectors.
  • Collapsed Flu – If a failed thermal expansion tank has caused the flu system to collapse or fail, it can expose everyone in your building to poisonous gasses such as carbon monoxide (CO).
  • Ruptured Tank – If the thermal expansion tank fails and the main tank of the water heater ruptures, it can cause damage and flood your space.

Thermal Expansion Tank Repair, Replacement and Installation

Here at Brothers Plumbing, Heating, and Electric, we pride ourselves on offering reliable thermal expansion tank repair, replacement, and installation services. Our team of expansion tank specialists is always standing by to help you with your expansion tank problems. They can even install one if your system is lacking. Regardless of your expansion tank needs, we have you covered.

Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric can install and service all brands, sizes, and models of expansion tanks for your home or business.