At Complete Mechanical, Inc., our professional workers are always ready to help with your hot water tank service in Lake Stevens. However, late summer is a great time to focus on getting ready for the colder months ahead, whether you use your hot water tank to power up a heating system; or whether it merely provides hot water for your home.
Hot water tanks have an interesting history. Some of the very earliest hot water tanks were a metal reservoir attached to the side of the kitchen range. When a fire was kindled in the stove, it would heat the water in the tank. The next step in the evolution of water heaters was a tank, not too different from water heaters today, in that it was a cylinder with a heat source – often wood or coal – beneath it. These early heaters, however, lacked the safety features present in hot water tanks today. The early gas-fired hot water tanks were especially dangerous if left untended, since steam expands when contained. These had the potential to create an explosion. Fortunately, hot water tanks today have safety valves and release features that prevent such disasters. Your hot water tank, with proper maintenance, can either heat water for your home, or even be part of your heating system.
At Complete Mechanical, Inc. we will be happy to help you with your hot water tank service in Lake Stevens, or in surrounding areas. Just give us a call at (206)337-2360, and we will schedule an appointment for one of our professional workmen to give your modern hot water tank a check-up. While reading about historical hot water tanks can be fun, present day safety is more practical.