Thermal Expansion

Thermal Expansion Devices in Largo

Complete Protection for Pinellas County Homes & Businesses

Thermal expansion is an issue that affects plumbing systems across the country, but homes in Pinellas County can be especially vulnerable. While many residential buildings are part of the public plumbing system, some are “closed” systems that require extra protection. We want our customers to have all of the necessary information about thermal expansion, the risks associated with it, and what they need to do to protect their homes.

What is Thermal Expansion?

Like many substances, water expands when it’s heated. Water also does not condense much when pressure is applied. This means that, when your water heater is working and the water inside heats up, the volume of the water inside could increase beyond the tank’s capacity. Newer homes and residential buildings are built with protections that prevent this excess water from damaging your plumbing, and the public plumbing network also has protective measures in place. However, some older buildings that have their own closed plumbing systems lack an outlet for excess hot water created by thermal expansion, which can have damaging consequences for your water heater and piping.

Thermal expansion can lead to:

  • Cracks in your water heater
  • Reduced lifespan for pipes & fixtures
  • Dripping faucets
  • And other issues

If you believe that thermal expansion could be a threat to your plumbing, get in touch with our licensed plumbers ASAP. We can let you know if your building’s plumbing system is closed or otherwise vulnerable, and help you install and maintain the necessary precautionary measures. McGill Plumbing & Water Treatment, Inc. is available 24/7 for all plumbing emergencies, and one of our friendly, knowledgeable team members will always be ready to take your call.

Protect Your Plumbing System with Thermal Expansion Devices

Thermal expansion can cause serious damage to your plumbing system if left unchecked. When water is heated, it expands, putting pressure on your pipes, fixtures, and appliances. Over time, this can lead to leaks, bursts, and other costly issues.

Installing a thermal expansion device is a simple and effective way to protect your plumbing system from the damaging effects of thermal expansion. These devices absorb the excess pressure created by heated water, preventing damage and prolonging the life of your pipes and fixtures.

Benefits of thermal expansion devices include:

  • Preventing leaks and bursts
  • Extending the lifespan of your plumbing system
  • Reducing the risk of costly repairs
  • Ensuring consistent water pressure

Don't wait until it's too late - contact McGill Plumbing & Water Treatment, Inc. today to learn more about how thermal expansion devices can safeguard your home or business.

To schedule service with one of our experienced Largo plumbers, give us a call now at (727) 382-3849.

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