How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year arrives with so much fun – precious trick-or-treaters, loved ones congregated around Thanksgiving tables, and the magic of the holidays. But with the lovely comes the ugly. The winter weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole mess of plumbing problems. Freschi Service Experts is here with some preventative measures to help you lower your chance of experiencing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for Concord. This typically happens when high water pressure in the main water pipe encounters freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet slightly open to allow water to constantly flow through. If you do realize you have a frozen pipe, shut off the main water supply to stop the pipe from bursting. Try thawing the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that doesn’t work, give Freschi Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our professional plumbers out to examine the issue.

Broken Water Line

A crack or break in your water pipe could cause serious damage to your home. Water piping openings or breaks are usually caused by a frozen garden hose. If you leave your hose connected to your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can create a pressure build up in your home’s water pipes and result in a leak or a break. To prevent this issue, ensure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected prior to freezing temperatures.

Failing Hot Water Systems

If your hot water heater is not operating as well as expected, verify that the temperature is set high enough. If you have a gas water heater, be sure the pilot light is still lit. If everything is set correctly and lit properly, call Freschi Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to evaluate 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 925-384-1303 to ensure you don’t get left in the cold this winter.

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