This time of year brings so much fun – adorable trick-or-treaters, family gathered around Thanksgiving tables, and the magic of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The cold weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a few preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.
Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for the U.S.. This usually occurs when high water pressure from the main water pipe combines with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet slightly open to allow water to constantly flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply to prevent the pipe from bursting. Try thawing the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that doesn’t work, give Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to inspect the problem.
Broken Water Line
A leak or break in your water line could cause serious damage to your home. Water line leaks or breaks are commonly caused by a frozen garden hose. If you leave your hose connected to your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can cause pressure to build up in your home’s water lines and cause a leak or a break. To avoid this situation, make sure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected prior to freezing temperatures.
Failing Hot Water Systems
If your hot water heater is not working as well as expected, check the temperature and make sure it is set high enough. If you have a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is still lit. If these aren’t the cause of your hot water issues, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing so we can send out an expert plumber to find out what’s going on. To avoid this issue altogether, make sure you are having your hot water heater serviced annually and it’s best if you service it well before winter begins. Call 866-397-3787 or schedule online to make sure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.
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