How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much joy – precious trick-or-treaters, loved ones congregated around Thanksgiving tables, and the delight of the holidays. But with the wonderful comes the terrible. The cool weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some preventative measures to help you lower your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Voorhees. This commonly happens when high water pressure through the main water pipe unites with freezing temperatures. To help keep this plumbing problem from happening to you, leave a faucet a little open to make sure the water can continually flow through. If you do realize you have a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply to prevent the pipe from breaking. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that fails, give Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to inspect the problem.

Broken Water Line

A crack or break in your water line could cause major damage to your home. Water pipe openings or breaks are usually because of a frozen garden hose. If you keep your hose connected to your water spout following 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 avoid 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 have a gas water heater, ensure the pilot light is still lit. If everything looks right, call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 better if you service it well before cooler temperatures arrive. Call 856-310-4824 to be sure you don’t get left in the cold this winter.

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