Our advice: don’t wait until it’s to late to schedule hot water tank service in Seattle. Especially this time of year when it’s very cold, you could be quite miserable should your hot water tank fail because of needed services. There’s nothing worse than needing to take a shower and discovering you don’t have hot water.
A hot water tank is an integral part of a water heater or boiler system. The water, which is to be heated, enters the tank through a cold-water delivery pipe. Once there, the water is heated to a temperature specified by a thermostat. If the heating system is electric, and electrical coil delivers the heat; if it is gas, there is a pilot light or automatic ignitor and a gas burner. A thermocouple is used to trigger gas ignition. Inside the tank, and anode rod attracts corrosive elements in the water – elements that would otherwise slowly deteriorate the lining of the water tank. Since heated water creates steam, and steam causes pressure, safety valves are an important feature of your hot water tank. The safety valves, when functioning properly, allow excess steam to escape. In some cases, that steam is siphoned off to flow through heating pipes or to power machinery. Even so, the safety valves are still an important part of the system. A service call involves checking all of those parts to ensure that your hot water tank is doing its job properly.
Avoid cold showers and costly repairs. Call our team at Complete Mechanical, Inc., at (206)337-2360 to schedule your hot water tank service in Seattle today.