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Installing an Expansion Tank

Installing an Expansion Tank
April 15, 2019

Installing an Expansion Tank

Do you have a closed plumbing system? Then your local ordinances may require an expansion tank installation in order to stay in compliance with codes and regulations. If you have an older home, it’s possible that your water heater never had an expansion tank. At Mr. Rooter of Atlanta, we proudly provide local residential and commercial clients with a variety of premium services including expansion tank installation and replacement. Are you unsure about what an expansion tank does, or if you’re required to have one for your home? Here is some more information that can help you make the best decision.

What Is an Expansion Tank?

An expansion tank is a device that is attached to your water heater system. It’s designed to help homeowners with closed plumbing systems reduce the chances of damage due to pressure issues. It can store the excess water volume that’s created when water is heated, relieving the additional water pressure that would otherwise put stress your pipes and fixtures. 

How an Expansion Tank Can Help Your Plumbing System

In open plumbing systems, excess water can flow into the city water supply, so there’s little risk of damage due to pressure problems. Closed systems on the other hand will have a backflow valve ore pressure reducing valve, and won’t be connected to the city water system. Therefore, the changes in water volume caused by heating will be forced through other components of your system, potentially causing damage to pipes and fixtures. In many cases, state or local ordinances may require that an expansion tank is installed on closed plumbing systems. If this is the case in your area, the home may not pass plumbing inspections or be placed on the market for sale. Be sure to contact the appropriate authority to find out whether you need an expansion tank for your home or business. 

Why Hire a Certified Plumber for Your Expansion Tank Installation?

Plumbing installations can be very complex for someone without professional training. Incorrect expansion tank installations, repairs or replacements can create problems for property owners, including water leaks, mold growth and damage to your plumbing system. When you hire a certified plumber, you’ll know that your water heater system is in good hands, and that your expansion tank will work efficiently and last for many years. 

Need an Expansion Tank for Your Water Heater? Call Mr. Rooter of Atlanta 

Did you recently discover that your closed plumbing system needs an expansion tank? Get the help you need by calling the experts at Mr. Rooter of Atlanta. Our certified and insured plumbers are ready to put their tools to work for you. We are proud to offer expansion tank installation, water heater repair and many more commercial and residential plumbing services. Do you live in Atlanta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Marietta, Georgia or another surrounding metro area neighborhood? Then contact our office today. The friendly, knowledgeable staff at Mr. Rooter of Atlanta is ready to answer any questions you may have and can also schedule a convenient appointment with a licensed plumber near you.