How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much joy – adorable trick-or-treaters, friends together around Thanksgiving meals, and the magic of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The cold weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole mess of plumbing problems. Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts is here with a few preventative measures to help you decrease your chance of facing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Pipes freezing a common plumbing problem for London. This typically takes place when high water pressure in the main water pipe merges with freezing temperatures. To help keep this plumbing problem from happening to you, leave a faucet somewhat open to let water continually flow through. If you do find a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply to prevent the pipe from bursting. Try defrosting the frozen area of the pipe with warm water and if that doesn’t work, give Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to look at the trouble.

Broken Water Line

An opening or break in your water piping could cause serious damage to your home. Water pipe cracks or breaks are commonly caused by a frozen garden hose. If you keep your hose connected to your water spout during extreme temperatures, the ice inside can force pressure to build up in your home’s water piping and result in a leak or a break. To avert this issue, confirm your garden hoses are drained and disconnected before freezing temperatures set in.

Failing Hot Water Systems

If your hot water heater is not functioning as well as expected, confirm the temperature is set high enough. If you use a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is still lit. If everything is set correctly and lit properly, call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts so we can send out an expert plumber to figure out what’s going on. To prevent this problem altogether, make sure you are scheduling yearly hot water heater maintenance and it’s best if you service it well before winter begins. Call 226-270-1164 to be sure you don’t get left in the cold this winter.

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