How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year arrives with so much excitement – precious trick-or-treaters, loved ones gathered around Thanksgiving tables, and the enchantment of the holidays. But with the wonderful comes the terrible. The cold weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. D & K Heating Service Experts is here with some preventative measures to help you lower your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for Belleville. This commonly takes place when high water pressure through the main water pipe unites with freezing temperatures. To help keep this from occurring in your home, leave a faucet somewhat open to make sure the water can continually flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to stop the pipe from breaking. Try thawing the frozen area of the pipe with warm water and if that doesn’t solve the problem, give D & K Heating Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to examine the issue.

Broken Water Line

An opening or break in your water pipe could cause significant damage to your home. Water piping cracks or breaks are usually because of a frozen garden hose. If you keep your hose connected to your water spout after a freeze, the ice inside can force pressure to build up in your home’s water lines and result in a leak or a break. To avert this situation, confirm your garden hoses are drained and disconnected before the freezing temperatures arrive.

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, be sure the pilot light is still lit. If everything looks right, call D & K Heating Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to figure out what’s going on. To avert this trouble altogether, ensure you are scheduling yearly hot water heater maintenance and it’s best if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 613-707-2421 to be sure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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