The Sutherland Plumbing difference is in the details!
*Included in all water heater installs:
*Premium Brand: “Bradford White.” *Remove & disposal of old water heater. *Required plumbing permit. *Premium ball type shut off valve. *Copper/Brass connections. *Thermal expansion tank with solid brass IP fittings. *Seismic restraints (aka earthquake straps). *New Temperature/Pressure relief safety valve. *10 year warranty for parts and labor.
Recent installation of a 75 Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater.
Municipal and private water companies use pumps & pumping stations to boost water pressure in the supply mains. This enables adequate water supply for fire-fighting and for high-rise buildings to overcome the loss of pressure as elevation increases. These pumps & pumping stations also maintain water supply to water towers and supply tanks. Pressure in water supply mains can exceed 200psi.
Most plumbing codes require water pressure reducing valves on domestic systems where the municipal water main’s pressure exceeds 80psi.
Higher pressures could rupture pipes, damage fixtures and injure the people using them.
Protect your Family, Have a Water Pressure Reducing Valve Professionally Installed. Call Sutherland Plumbing at (503) 719-4015
Is your water heater Temperature/Pressure safety relief valve dripping or leaking?
If so, it’s doing it’s job and trying to tell you, no it’s screaming at you:
“Houston, we have a problem!!”
Most often the 3/4″ drain pipe connected to the water heater runs right off the top or side of the heater and is open-ended just above floor level.
Don’t let anybody tell you simply changing the safety valve will solve the problem. There’s very likely a larger core issue at hand causing the above mentioned symptom. Like excessive water pressure and/or trapped thermal expansion. Thermal expansion is normal and refers to a basic law of physics: anything that increases in temperature increases in size. The water inside your plumbing system is no exception. Trapped thermal expansion is a problem. The hot water has nowhere to expand to, so it takes the path of least resistance – you guessed it….leaking out of your safety valve often right onto the floor :((
Fortunately there are specific remedies that work great to solve the problem and the plumbers at Sutherland Plumbing, LLC are experts at it!
Keep your home clean and your family safe! If your temperature/pressure safety relief valve is leaking – Call (503) 719-4015 and speak with the experts at Sutherland Plumbing today!