How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year comes with so much fun – precious trick-or-treaters, loved ones gathered around Thanksgiving tables, and the delight of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The cool weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole mess of plumbing problems. Atmostemp Service Experts is here with some preventative measures to help you lower your chance of experiencing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Pipes freezing a common plumbing problem for Voorhees. This commonly occurs when high water pressure through the main water pipe unites with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet a little open to make sure the water can continually flow through. If you do realize you have a frozen pipe, shut off the main water supply to keep the pipe from breaking. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that doesn’t work, give Atmostemp Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to inspect the issue.

Broken Water Line

A leak or break in your water line could cause major damage to your home. Water line openings or breaks are usually because of a frozen garden hose. If you leave your hose connected to your water spout after a freeze, the ice inside can create a pressure build up in your home’s water piping and cause a leak or a break. To prevent this situation, ensure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected before freezing temperatures set in.

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 Atmostemp Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to evaluate what’s going on. To avert this trouble altogether, ensure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s best if you service it well before cooler temperatures arrive. Call 856-310-4824 to be sure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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