How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year comes with so much joy – precious trick-or-treaters, loved ones gathered around Thanksgiving dinners, and the magic of the holidays. But with the lovely comes the ugly. The cold weather and freezing temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. Eveready 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 Richmond. This usually 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 continuously flow through. If you do find a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to keep the pipe from bursting. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that doesn’t work, give Eveready Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our qualified plumbers out to look at the issue.

Broken Water Line

A crack or break in your water line could cause serious damage to your home. Water piping leaks or breaks are commonly caused by a frozen garden hose. If you forget to disconnect your hose from your water spout after a freeze, the ice inside can create a pressure build up in your home’s water piping and create a leak or a break. To avert this problem, make sure 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, check the temperature and make sure it is set high enough. If you have a gas water heater, confirm the pilot light is still lit. If everything looks right, call Eveready Service Experts so we can send out a qualified plumber to find out what’s going on. To prevent this issue altogether, make sure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s ideal if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 804-548-4480 to make sure you don’t get left without warm water this winter.

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