How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year comes with so much joy – cute trick-or-treaters, loved ones together around Thanksgiving meals, and the enchantment of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The cool weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Comfortech Service Experts 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 keep this plumbing problem from happening to you, leave a faucet somewhat open to let water continuously flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to prevent the pipe from bursting. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that fails, give Comfortech 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 major damage to your home. Water line leaks or breaks are typically caused by 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 cause 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 so we can send out an expert plumber to figure out what’s going on. To avoid this trouble altogether, make sure you are having your hot water heater serviced annually and it’s better if you service it well before winter begins. Call 601-852-3105 to make sure you don’t get left in the cold this winter.

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