This time of year brings so much joy – adorable trick-or-treaters, loved ones gathered around Thanksgiving tables, and the delight of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The winter weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole mess of plumbing problems. Teays Valley Service Experts is here with a couple preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.
Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Hurricane. This usually takes place when high water pressure from the main water pipe combines with 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 prevent the pipe from bursting. Try thawing the frozen area of the pipe with warm water and if that doesn’t work, give Teays Valley Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our qualified plumbers out to inspect the issue.
Broken Water Line
A leak or break in your water line could cause serious damage to your home. Water line leaks or breaks are typically because of a frozen garden hose. If you keep your hose connected to your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can cause pressure to build up in your home’s water pipes and cause a leak or a break. To avoid this problem, ensure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected prior to freezing temperatures.
Failing Hot Water Systems
If your hot water heater is not working as well as expected, confirm the temperature is set high enough. If you have a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is still lit. If these aren’t the cause of your hot water issues, call Teays Valley Service Experts so we can send out an expert plumber to evaluate what’s going on. To avoid this issue altogether, ensure you are having your hot water heater serviced annually and it’s ideal if you service it well before winter begins. Call 304-760-5088 or schedule online to ensure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.
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