How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much excitement – cute trick-or-treaters, friends together around Thanksgiving tables, and the magic of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The cold weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Climate Control Service Experts is here with a couple preventative measures to help you lower your chance of facing these common winter plumbing problems.


Frozen Pipes

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for Mobile. This usually happens when high water pressure from the main water pipe unites with freezing temperatures. To help keep this from occurring in your home, leave a faucet somewhat open to allow water to constantly flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply to keep the pipe from breaking. Try thawing the frozen area of the pipe with warm water and if that doesn’t work, give Climate Control a call and we’ll send one of our professional plumbers out to inspect the trouble.

Broken Water Line

A leak or break in your water piping could cause serious damage to your home. Water piping cracks or breaks are usually because of a frozen garden hose. If you forget to disconnect your hose from your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can create a pressure build up in your home’s water lines and create a leak or a break. To prevent this issue, confirm your garden hoses are drained and disconnected before the freezing temperatures arrive.

Failing Hot Water Systems

If your hot water heater is not operating as well as expected, confirm the temperature is set high enough. If you own a gas water heater, be sure the pilot light is still lit. If everything looks right, call Climate Control Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to evaluate what’s going on. To prevent this problem altogether, make sure you are scheduling yearly hot water heater maintenance and it’s ideal if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 251-202-7503 to ensure you don’t get left without warm water this winter.

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