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 congregated around Thanksgiving tables, and the magic of the holidays. But with the lovely comes the ugly. The winter weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Air Engineers Service Experts is here with some preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Pipes freezing a common plumbing problem for Jacksonville. This commonly takes place when high water pressure through the main water pipe merges 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 discover a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to stop the pipe from rupturing. Try thawing the frozen area of the pipe with heated water and if that doesn’t work, give Air Engineers Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our qualified plumbers out to look at the trouble.

Broken Water Line

A leak or break in your water piping could cause major damage to your home. Water line openings or breaks are usually because of a frozen garden hose. If you leave your hose connected to your water spout during extreme temperatures, the ice inside can force pressure to build up in your home’s water pipes and cause a leak or a break. To avert this situation, 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, confirm the temperature is set high enough. If you have a gas water heater, ensure the pilot light is still lit. If these aren’t the cause of your hot water issues, call Air Engineers Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to find out what’s going on. To prevent this issue altogether, be 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 904-450-5672 to ensure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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