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 gathered around Thanksgiving tables, and the magic of the holidays. But with the wonderful comes the terrible. The cool weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. Coastal Service Experts is here with some preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of experiencing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for Savannah. This usually happens when high water pressure through the main water pipe encounters freezing temperatures. To help keep this from occurring in your home, leave a faucet a little 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 defrosting the frozen area of the pipe with warm water and if that doesn’t solve the problem, give Coastal Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our qualified plumbers out to examine the trouble.

Broken Water Line

An opening or break in your water pipe could cause major damage to your home. Water piping openings 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 lines and create a leak or a break. To prevent this issue, 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, check the temperature and make sure it is set high enough. If you use a gas water heater, ensure the pilot light is still lit. If everything is set correctly and lit properly, call Coastal Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to figure out what’s going on. To avoid this trouble altogether, ensure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s best if you service it well before winter begins. Call 912-208-2399 to ensure you don’t get left without warm water this winter.

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