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Bacteria growth in a water heater

Differences between bacteria (prokaryotes) and cells (eukaryotes) First of all, it is important to understand that bacteria are living organisms that can be found in all environments. There are 12 types of bacteria. To learn more about where they come from, let us start by distinguishing both types of cells. Cells are divided into two… Read more »

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Is it time to replace your water heater?

You are applying for a new home insurance policy, and the insurer has informed you that the age of your water heater poses a problem. Since it is over 10 or 12 years old, the insurer refuses to cover your appliance. Yet, you know many people who own a water heater that is over 15 years old and is still operating properly. Why such a large disparity?

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Protection against thermal expansion

What is the purpose of a safety valve on a water heater? To understand the purpose of the safety valve, here is a simple example. Several issues may arise, like an improper thermostat setting, an overheating element, too little water in the tank. In fact, all the previous points can lead to over-pressurization, namely excessive… Read more »

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Protection against water hammer

What is water hammer? Water hammer is a rapid rise in pressure that occurs when there is a sudden change in fluid velocity after the sudden opening/closing of or a sudden pump startup/stoppage. This can cause major problems, like backflows, an increase in flow rate and banging water pipes. This pressure surge can be significant…. Read more »

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