How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year arrives with so much excitement – cute trick-or-treaters, loved ones gathered around Thanksgiving meals, and the delight of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The cool weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple preventative measures to help you lower your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

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

Broken Water Line

An opening or break in your water pipe could cause significant damage to your home. Water piping openings or breaks are typically 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 cause a leak or a break. To avert this problem, confirm 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 own 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 Heating & Air Conditioning so we can send out a qualified plumber to find out what’s going on. To prevent this trouble altogether, be 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 be sure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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