How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year comes with so much joy – precious trick-or-treaters, family congregated around Thanksgiving tables, and the enchantment of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The winter weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Calverley Service Experts is here with a few preventative measures to help you lower your chance of facing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Fort Worth. This commonly takes place when high water pressure from the main water pipe merges with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet somewhat open to allow water to constantly flow through. If you do realize you have a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to keep the pipe from breaking. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that fails, give Calverley a call and we’ll send one of our professional plumbers out to look at the trouble.

Broken Water Line

A crack or break in your water piping could cause significant damage to your home. Water pipe leaks or breaks are commonly because 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 cause a leak or a break. To prevent this problem, ensure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected prior to freezing temperatures.

Failing Hot Water Systems

If your hot water heater is not functioning as well as expected, verify that the temperature is set high enough. If you use a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is still lit. If everything looks right, call Calverley Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to evaluate what’s going on. To avoid this trouble altogether, be sure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s better if you service it well before cooler temperatures arrive. Call 817-380-5647 to be sure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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