How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much fun – adorable trick-or-treaters, family congregated around Thanksgiving meals, and the magic of the holidays. But with the lovely comes the ugly. The cold weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Peachtree Service Experts is here with a couple preventative measures to help you decrease your chance of experiencing these common winter plumbing problems.


Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Atlanta. This typically takes place when high water pressure through the main water pipe merges with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet somewhat open to make sure the water can continuously flow through. If you do find a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to prevent the pipe from rupturing. Try defrosting the frozen area of the pipe with heated water and if that doesn’t work, give Peachtree a call and we’ll send one of our qualified plumbers out to inspect the trouble.

Broken Water Line

An opening or break in your water pipe could cause serious damage to your home. Water pipe leaks or breaks are commonly caused by a frozen garden hose. If you forget to disconnect your hose from your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can cause pressure to build up in your home’s water pipes and cause a leak or a break. To avoid this issue, ensure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected before the freezing temperatures arrive.

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 own a gas water heater, be sure the pilot light is still lit. If everything is set correctly and lit properly, call Peachtree Service Experts so we can send out a qualified plumber to find out what’s going on. To avert this issue altogether, ensure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s better if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 678-235-9699 to ensure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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