How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year arrives with so much joy – precious trick-or-treaters, loved ones gathered around Thanksgiving dinners, and the enchantment of the holidays. But with the lovely comes the ugly. The winter weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. Freschi 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 Concord. This usually occurs when high water pressure from 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, turn off the main water supply to stop the pipe from bursting. Try defrosting the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that fails, give Freschi a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to examine the issue.

Broken Water Line

A crack or break in your water pipe could cause major damage to your home. Water piping openings or breaks are usually because of a frozen garden hose. If you leave your hose connected to your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can cause pressure to build up in your home’s water lines and result in a leak or a break. To avoid this issue, ensure 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, verify that the temperature is set high enough. If you have a gas water heater, ensure the pilot light is still lit. If everything is set correctly and lit properly, call Freschi Service Experts so we can send out an expert plumber to evaluate 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 winter begins. Call 925-384-1303 to ensure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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