This time of year brings so much fun – adorable trick-or-treaters, friends gathered around Thanksgiving tables, and the delight of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The cold weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. A-Plus is here with a few preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.
Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Waldorf. This commonly occurs when high water pressure from the main water pipe combines with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet somewhat open to allow water to 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 A-Plus a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to inspect the trouble.
Broken Water Line
A leak or break in your water line could cause serious damage to your home. Water line leaks or breaks are commonly caused by a frozen garden hose. If you leave your hose connected to your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can force pressure to build up in your home’s water lines and cause 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 functioning as well as expected, check the temperature and make sure it 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 A-Plus so we can send out an expert plumber to evaluate what’s going on. To prevent this issue altogether, be sure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s best if you service it well before winter begins. Call 301-747-3140 or schedule online to be sure you don’t get left without warm water this winter.
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