The expansion tank serves as a backup system to prevent overworking your plumbing. Instead of causing too much pressure on the plumbing, caused by an excess amount of water, it rushes into the expansion tank and lowers the pressure in the water heater to safer levels. This ultimately protects it from damage.
Ensure the expansion tank is placed above the water heater. This prevents water pressure from damaging the pipe located in the water heater. Always have an expansion tank installed on top of your hot water tank by an experienced Sydney Plumbing expert to prevent overworking it. The expansion Tank is designed to hold a certain amount of liquid, so it is important that you find out how much you need in order to prevent flooding. The Expansion Tank will hold ½ its original volume. An experienced APT Plumbing technician can answer any additional questions relating to this.
Common Expansion Tank Problems
* Rubber Diaphragm Wear Out. The pressure below the rubber diaphragm in the tank may not have been set at the right level during installation, for example, allowing water to enter the tank too frequently and wearing out the diaphragm prematurely.
* Pinhole Leaks.
* Excessive Condensation Issues.
* If bit maintained by regular inspections, you may have a pinhole leak that developed into something bigger.
* Expansion tanks are meant to stop blockages from happening, but if you have a block, it’s probably because the expansion tank isn’t working properly. A Sydney plumber will be able to determine if you have an expansion tank problem and fix it.
A APT Plumbing specialist can come to your home or business and test the Expansion Tank to see what issues it may be having. Upon inspection they will offer suggestions on what necessary repairs need to be made and once you agree they can fix the issue accordingly. It may be something simple like an air blockage that can he worked on and rectified in a short period of time. In more serious cases you may find that upon inspection if you have a leak the plumber will advise you if the tank needs replacing or if the leak can be repaired with an agent like putty once the tank is drained.
APT Plumbing is a family-owned business that prides itself on providing high quality plumbing work throughout the Sydney area. We guarantee our workmanship 100%, and all our plumbers are licensed, genuine tradesmen who understand the complexities of plumbing. We work closely with you to ensure that the job is completed on time and without any unexpected difficulties.
The biggest difference between expansion and pressure tanks is the way in which they are designed to function. An expansion tank is used to handle water expansion and to be a safeguard water valves and protect water heaters from damage. The pressure tank contributes to the pump's longer service life.
An expansion is intended to accommodate the thermal expansion of water.... Water heaters and supply pipes can be damaged if the pressure in the system climbs to uncontrolled levels. It can also cause damage to valves in plumbing fixtures and supply pipes. One indication that your expansion tank has failed is a leak in the temperature and pressure relief valve.
Yes, it can, but your expansion tank may begin to leak from time to time due to normal wear and tear. When this happens, it is necessary to consult a Sydney Plumber to repair or replace the expansion tank if the leak.