How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year arrives with so much excitement – adorable trick-or-treaters, loved ones congregated around Thanksgiving meals, and the delight of the holidays. But with the wonderful comes the terrible. The cold weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. All American Air Service Experts is here with a couple preventative measures to help you lower your chance of experiencing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Pipes freezing a common plumbing problem for Daytona Beach. This commonly occurs when high water pressure in the main water pipe encounters freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet slightly open to let water continuously flow through. If you do realize you have a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply to prevent the pipe from bursting. Try defrosting the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that doesn’t solve the problem, give All American Air Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to look at the trouble.

Broken Water Line

An opening or break in your water line could cause significant damage to your home. Water piping openings or breaks are commonly caused by a frozen garden hose. If you keep your hose connected to your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can force pressure to build up in your home’s water piping and create a leak or a break. To avert this situation, make sure 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, 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 All American Air Service Experts so we can send out a qualified plumber to figure out what’s going on. To prevent this trouble altogether, make sure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s ideal if you service it well before cooler temperatures arrive. Call 386-310-2061 to make sure you don’t get left in the cold this winter.

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