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Expansion Tank

Your Expansion Tank Experts Providing Installation, Service and Repair

An expansion tank is a small tank used to protect a hot water heater from excessive pressure. The tank is partially filled with air, and receives the overflow of expanded water when excess pressure exists in the water heater. Jackson Plumbing’s knowledgeable and licensed plumbers in Huntsville, AL can provide the installation of an expansion tank in your home.

When water is heated it expands in a process called thermal expansion. Since water doesn’t compress, and is confined in the closed system of a conventional water heater, the expanded volume of hot water has to go somewhere. When an expansion tank is installed, the increased pressure opens a diaphragm in the expansion tank, allowing water to flow into it and relieving the built-up pressure inside the water heater. The water is eventually released into the water pipes to mix.

Before federal regulation required backflow preventers be installed on municipal lines, expanded hot water would back up into the homes water lines and into the municipal supply. 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. If you notice the cold water tap seems unusually warm, contact Jackson Plumbing’s plumbers in Huntsville, AL for water heater repair.

When backflow preventers are installed expansion tanks are recommended. Other current recommendations include installation with water meter replacement, water heater replacement, during new home construction and when a pressure reducing valve is installed on the home’s service line. Jackson Plumbing’s experienced plumbers in Huntsville, AL specialize in the installation and repair of expansion tanks.

The installation of an expansion tank by Jackson Plumbing’s plumbers in Huntsville, AL is an effective means of providing protection for a water heater and its pipes from the damaging effects of thermal expansion. Furthermore, an expansion tank provides an additional level of protection for your home from water leaks.
Contact Jackson Plumbing for the professional installation of an expansion tank for your home. You can rely on our licensed plumbers in Huntsville, AL for quality plumbing services, 100% satisfaction guaranteed.