How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much fun – cute trick-or-treaters, loved ones together around Thanksgiving meals, and the enchantment of the holidays. But with the wonderful comes the terrible. The cool weather and freezing temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few preventative measures to help you decrease your chance of experiencing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Jackson. This commonly happens when high water pressure from the main water pipe merges with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet somewhat open to allow water to constantly flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to prevent the pipe from rupturing. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with warm water and if that fails, give Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we’ll send one of our qualified plumbers out to inspect the issue.

Broken Water Line

An opening or break in your water line could cause serious damage to your home. Water pipe leaks or breaks are typically because of a frozen garden hose. If you keep your hose connected to your water spout after a freeze, the ice inside can cause pressure to build up in your home’s water lines and create a leak or a break. To prevent this situation, make sure 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 own a gas water heater, ensure the pilot light is still lit. If these aren’t the cause of your hot water issues, call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning so we can send out an expert plumber to find out what’s going on. To prevent this trouble altogether, be sure you are having your hot water heater serviced annually and it’s best if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 601-852-3105 to be sure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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