To reduce the risk of high and potentially dangerous pressures in a hot water heater system that can lead to an explosion, a temperature and pressure relief valve is required to be installed on water heaters. Recently, a Schede Plumbing and Heating professional came across a malfunctioning pressure relief valve that was installed on a Greenwich, CT home that could have put the entire house and family in danger. Luckily, we were contacted and able to locate and remedy the problem before any damage occurred.
Temperature and pressure relief valves exist to recognize high temperatures and alleviate pressure that can reach dangerous levels within your water heater. These high temperatures will cause water to expand, which can cause dangerous levels of pressure. The pressure relief valve is designed to allow the water from the heater escape when the temperature level rises. Once the hot water escapes, the pressure inside your water tank will lower and a potentially major catastrophe will be averted.
If you are experiencing problems with the pressure relief valve on your hot water heater, the professionals at Schede Pluming and Heating will evaluate whether your pressure relief valve can be repaired or if you require a new valve. If you do need to hire us for a new pressure relief valve installation, we will make sure that the valve is certified and is the correct size for your water heater. Purchasing a quality valve and installing it properly will increase the lifespan of your valve and water heater.
You can contact the plumbing professionals at Schede Plumbing and Heating to help you with any problems associated with your hot water heater as well as well as any other plumbing and heating related issues. We are a family owned and operated business based in Stamford, CT. We will send a licensed plumber to give you a full inspection and free consultation.
Schede Plumbing and Heating provides service to water heaters and tankless water heaters in Fairfield and Westchester Counties as well as the surrounding areas. Our plumbing professionals can help diagnose minor problems before they become major problems, and ensure the safety of your home and family. Contact us today for a free consultation.