3 Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Seasonal Plumbing Issues to be Aware Of

Winter is a tough time for your plumbing. Between the freezing temperatures and increased usage, your system is bound to give you some sort of trouble this season if you're not prepared.

Let's take a look at some common winter plumbing issues and how you can get your home ready for the months ahead.

Burst Pipes

One of the most common winter plumbing problems is frozen or burst pipes. When water freezes, it expands and puts a lot of pressure on your pipes. This can cause them to crack, leak, or even burst.

Some signs of a frozen pipe include:

  • Low or no water flow from faucets
  • Bulging or visible frost on pipes
  • Banging or gurgling sounds

If you notice these signs, take action and call your plumber as soon as possible for help!

Clogged Drains

As the holidays approach, many families see an increase in their cooking and cleaning habits. With so much chopping, stirring, and dishwashing, it can be easy to let some items slip down the drain which can cause backups and clogs.

This season, remind the whole family to keep these items out of the kitchen drain:

  • Grease
  • Animal bones
  • Vegetable peels
  • Starchy and stringy foods
  • Eggshells
  • Nuts

If you do run into a clog, give our team a call for a cleaning!

Water Heater Troubles

If you're hosting guests this holiday season, your water heater is sure to see a lot more use than usual. This plus the colder weather makes the unit work harder to keep up and keep the hot water flowing, which can cause breakdowns.

Give your water heater a fighting chance this season by scheduling a service appointment. This will allow our team to flush the unit and make any necessary repairs in order to keep the system running as smoothly as possible in the coming months.

Rely on Us!

Dealing with a different winter plumbing issue? No worries! Our team is here to help all season long. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment today.