How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year comes with so much fun – adorable 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 extreme 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 typically happens when high water pressure from the main water pipe unites with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, 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 thawing the frozen area of the pipe with heated water and if that doesn’t work, give Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our qualified plumbers out to examine the trouble.

Broken Water Line

A crack or break in your water line could cause significant damage to your home. Water line leaks 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, confirm 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, check the temperature and make sure it is set high enough. If you have 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 an expert plumber to find out what’s going on. To avoid this trouble altogether, make sure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s better if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 321-428-7635 to make sure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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