Safety Devices

Tank Pan: In the event that your water heater starts to leak, having a tank pan installed underneath your hot water tank can prevent water from causing damage to your floor.

Expansion Tank: As your hot water heats up, thermal expansion occurs in your water heater which makes the tank expand slightly. In hot water tanks, excess pressure can lead to water run-off via the T&P valve located on the side of the water heater. Expansion tanks receive expanded water as the temperature increases in your water heater. They do not affect the amount of hot water that will be available to you, and can in fact add life to your tank by relieving the pressure it would otherwise be subject to.

Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve: T&P valves are located on the side of your water heater and are typically designed to relieve pressure from the hot water tank at 210 degrees Fahrenheit and at 150PSI. If your water heater is experiencing constant run off, you may need to have this valve replaced. It may also mean that your PRV is failing.

Earthquake Straps: Hot water tank earthquake straps secure your water heater to the wall so that in the event of a natural disaster, your water pipes will be less likely to break and cause damage to your home.

Water Leak Detector: A water detector that will sound an alarm when it comes in contact with water. If you install this with a tank pan, you are securing your home from water damage and buying time in case you don’t notice a leak immediately.

Carbon Monoxide Detector: Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in every home. They detect the presence of harmful carbon monoxide gas in the home and produce a noise to alert you when the gas is present and you need to have your gas pipes looked at.

 

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