How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year comes with so much fun – precious trick-or-treaters, loved ones gathered around Thanksgiving tables, and the enchantment of the holidays. But with the wonderful comes the terrible. The winter weather and freezing temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is here with a couple preventative measures to help you lower your chance of experiencing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for Windsor. This typically occurs when high water pressure in the main water pipe combines with freezing temperatures. To help keep this from occurring in your home, leave a faucet slightly open to make sure the water can continually flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, shut off the main water supply to prevent the pipe from breaking. Try defrosting the frozen area of the pipe with warm water and if that fails, give Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our qualified plumbers out to inspect the issue.

Broken Water Line

A crack or break in your water line could cause major damage to your home. Water line openings or breaks are typically a result of a frozen garden hose. If you keep your hose connected to your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can cause pressure to build up in your home’s water piping and create a leak or a break. To avert this situation, make sure 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 have a gas water heater, ensure the pilot light is still lit. If these aren’t the cause of your hot water issues, call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts so we can send out a qualified plumber to evaluate what’s going on. To prevent this problem altogether, be sure you are scheduling yearly hot water heater maintenance and it’s better if you service it well before cooler temperatures arrive. Call 226-773-3357 to ensure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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