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Expansion Tank Installation & Replacement

Did you turn on your kitchen faucet and suddenly hear a loud bang from within your walls? Plumbers call this alarming noise "water hammer," and it can signal potentially serious damage to your home's plumbing system. An expansion tank can absorb the shock of water pressure fluctuations and maintain harmony in your water supply. At Acknowledge Plumbing, we offer expansion tank repair, new installations, and expansion tank replacement in Sacramento County, California, and surrounding locations. Are you ready to ensure your plumbing system remains in top shape? Contact us to see how our dependable solutions and dedicated service can make a difference. 

What Expansion Tanks Do in Your Home Plumbing System

An expansion tank is a small but vital component of your home’s plumbing system. Typically installed near the water heater, this device helps manage the pressure of the water within your pipes. As water heats up, it expands. Without a place to go, this increased volume can create dangerous pressure levels within a closed plumbing system. An expansion tank provides a cushion of air, allowing expanded water to push into the tank and compress the air, thereby alleviating pressure in the pipes. 

How Expansion Tanks Protect Your Plumbing from Pressure Changes

Think of an expansion tank as a pressure relief valve for your home. Without it, the constant pressure fluctuations can lead to joint leaks, burst pipes, or even a ruptured water heater. By absorbing the 'extra' water volume created during heating, the expansion tank prevents your plumbing fixtures from enduring undue stress and strain. This is especially important in areas with high water pressure or in homes where the water heater is frequently in use. 

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Maintenance Tips for Expansion Tanks

To ensure your expansion tank continues to function effectively, routine maintenance is essential. First, check the tank’s pressure annually using a standard air pressure gauge. This pressure should match your home’s water pressure. Additionally, inspect the tank for any signs of leaks or corrosion, which can compromise its integrity. It's also a good idea to periodically test the tank’s internal bladder. This can be done by gently tapping on the tank with a rubber mallet. If the tank sounds hollow throughout, it’s likely functioning correctly; a dull thud might indicate a waterlogged tank needing professional attention.

Signs You May Need Expansion Tank Replacement in Sacramento County

While expansion tanks are built to last, they don’t last forever. Be on the lookout for clear signs that it might be time for a replacement. A decrease in water pressure throughout your home can be a red flag. Other indicators include frequent pressure relief valve activation on your water heater, visible damage or rust on the tank, or continuous dripping from the tank. If you encounter these issues, it’s wise to call a professional to assess whether your expansion tank needs to be replaced to maintain the safety and efficiency of your plumbing system.

Reviews

Our kitchen drain was draining directly under the house creating a small lake of soap and mud. Several plumbers were called but all were a week or more out. We reached out to a lesser known company, Acknowledge Plumbing, and within a coupe of hours, we had a plumber on site and the problem resolved. It turns out some rodent(s) chewed through the coupling causing the discharge under the house. We are grateful to Acknowledge for their quick response, professional service, and friendly interaction.We are saving their number for any future plumbing problems that may arise. We were very satisfied with this company and highly recommend them to anyone with plumbing issues.

David Kistler

Citrus Heights, CA

Felix came out to work on my reverse osmosis system. It turned out I need new system but he was thorough, explained everything in detail, and was reasonably priced. I've already teed him up for my next plumbing project. I highly recommend Felix and the Acknowledge Plumbing team.

Brady Turner

Roseville, CA

Called Acknowledge Plumbing to fix an issue with my water pressure & piping. Steve came out the next day to provide a free estimate. He was very knowledgeable and provided some cost saving options to try before needing to do major work. Greatly appreciate the responsiveness & ability to act and respond in the best interest of the customer from this company. Definitely will give them a call for future plumbing needs.

Mark Messenger

Auburn, CA

We had an urgent need for help with our water heater on a holiday weekend (is was leaking and needed to be replaced). We were not optimistic that we would get anyone to answer a call, let alone make availability for a service call. Not only did Acknowledge Plumbing pick up the phone, but Savina was stellar in finding us a tech for the same day, and provided updates on her progress in near real time - this is highly unusual these days. Felix connected with us, discussed options for a new unit, procured it and arrived the same day. He was a pleasure to have so the work and got the whole project turned around that afternoon. They are at the top of our virtual Rolodex.

Kent Seymour

Folsom, CA
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DIY or Professional Installation?

While installing an expansion tank might seem like a feasible weekend DIY project, it requires specific tools and a clear understanding of your home’s plumbing system. Proper installation is key to ensuring the tank performs its role effectively. For instance, the tank must be properly sized, and the pressure pre-set according to your main water pressure, tasks that might require professional judgment. Incorrect installation can lead to system failures and even property damage, far outweighing the initial savings of a DIY approach. Hiring professionals ensures a hassle-free installation and the peace of mind that your plumbing system is in good hands.

Do You Need Professional Expansion Tank Installation in Sacramento County, CA?

Whether you’re considering the installation of a new tank or suspect your current one needs attention, choosing the right professionals is important. Reach out to Acknowledge Plumbing today to discuss how our skilled team can help you optimize your plumbing system with the right expansion tank solutions. Schedule a time for your expansion tank repair or expansion tank installation in Sacramento County, California, or another local area. 

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