How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much fun – adorable trick-or-treaters, loved ones congregated around Thanksgiving dinners, and the magic of the holidays. But with the wonderful comes the terrible. The winter weather and freezing temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some preventative measures to help you decrease your chance of facing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for Cocoa. This usually occurs when high water pressure in the main water pipe unites with freezing temperatures. To help keep this plumbing problem from happening to you, leave a faucet slightly open to allow water to continually flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to keep the pipe from breaking. Try defrosting the frozen area of the pipe with heated water and if that fails, give Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our qualified plumbers out to examine the trouble.

Broken Water Line

A leak or break in your water line could cause significant damage to your home. Water line cracks or breaks are usually because of a frozen garden hose. If you forget to disconnect your hose from your water spout during extreme temperatures, the ice inside can cause pressure to build up in your home’s water piping and result in a leak or a break. To avert this problem, 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 working as well as expected, confirm the temperature is set high enough. If you own a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is still lit. If everything is set correctly and lit properly, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning so we can send out a professional plumber to find out what’s going on. To prevent this trouble altogether, be sure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s best if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 321-428-7635 to be sure you don’t get left in the cold this winter.

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