A thermal expansion tank is a great tool to help mitigate damage. These tanks will catch any overflow and prevent the water pressure from getting too high.

How Does a Thermal Expansion Tank Work?

Do I Need a Thermal Expansion Tank?

As your water heater gets hot, the water inside begins to expand. This quick expansion can cause stress upon your plumbing. A thermal expansion tank, also known as a water heater expansion tank, is a great tool to help mitigate damage. These tanks will catch any overflow and prevent the water pressure from getting too high. It is attached to the water supply line (preferably on the cold line side) as a means of relief and stability.

What Size Do I Need?

Not all water systems are the same. We suggest calling your preferred plumbing professional for a true quote based upon your specific system and needs. Also, if you’re looking or in the process of installing a new water heater, you may want to go ahead and get a quote for installing an expansion tank at the same time. If we are your preferred plumber, contact us for a consultation here.

How Long Will an Expansion Tank Last?

Most thermal expansion tanks will last anywhere from 5-7 years. As they come in many different sizes and varieties, most will have a 1, 5, or 6-year warranty. As part of their regular maintenance, they should be inspected once each year.

Thermal Expansion Tank Installation with Proudfoot Services

If you’re in need of a thermal expansion tank, you can always call on Proudfoot Plumbing, Heating, and Air. We’ll come out and we’ll have the job done quickly and with as little intrusion into your daily life as humanly possible!  That’s why we think you should choose us.  Call us for more information at 1-412-461-2198.

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