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Excessive pressure, Thermal expansion, and your Water Heater.

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Greenville, SC area......
If you think you have high water pressure, or you find there is no thermal expansion tank on the cold water line to your water heater, give me a call........here's why.....

Excessive water pressure and Thermal expansion, if not compensated for in the system design, will lead to the early failure of components. These failures are usually not covered by the manufacturers warranty, so it is extremely important that everyone be aware of the causes and solutions to thermal expansion and high pressure in a closed water heating system.

Turning your water off , plan ahead

 If there is a water leak in your home, do you know how to shut off the water to minimize damage?
Everyone should take time to locate the shutoff and have whatever tools that may be necessary to perform this task.
 Don't wait until you have a problem.
You do not want to be running around frantically trying to figure it out, while the continued water flow is damaging your biggest investment.
 In the Greenville area, shutoff valves are usually placed in a basement, or crawlspace where the main water line comes in through the foundation wall.

Washing machine hose replacement

 Washing machine hoses are one of the top offenders when it comes to water damage in your home. One ruptured hose can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damages. If you have the inexpensive rubber hoses installed on your machine, take time to evaluate their condition every 6 months to make sure they aren't kinked or beginning tobubble. Look for any signs of dry rot. If you have any question about their condition they should be replaced with high grade parts. Most plumbers agree these hoses should be replaced every 5 years.