How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much fun – precious trick-or-treaters, family gathered around Thanksgiving tables, and the magic of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The winter weather and freezing temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Calverley Service Experts is here with some 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 encounters freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet somewhat open to allow water to continuously 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 doesn’t work, give Calverley Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to inspect the trouble.

Broken Water Line

A leak or break in your water piping could cause significant damage to your home. Water pipe cracks or breaks are typically caused by a frozen garden hose. If you leave your hose connected to your water spout after a freeze, the ice inside can create a pressure build up in your home’s water piping and cause a leak or a break. To prevent this situation, ensure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected before the freezing temperatures arrive.

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 prevent this trouble altogether, make sure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s best if you service it well before cooler temperatures arrive. Call 817-380-5647 to be sure you don’t get left in the cold this winter.

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