How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

This time of year arrives with so much joy – precious trick-or-treaters, friends congregated around Thanksgiving meals, and the magic of the holidays. But with the wonderful comes the terrible. The cold weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Stevenson Service Experts is here with some preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems. 

Frozen Pipes 

Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Columbus. This typically happens when high water pressure through the main water pipe merges with freezing temperatures. To help keep this plumbing problem from happening to you, leave a faucet slightly open to let water continuously flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, shut off the main water supply to stop the pipe from bursting. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that doesn’t work, give Stevenson Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to inspect the trouble. 

Broken Water Line 

A crack or break in your water line could cause major damage to your home. Water line leaks or breaks are commonly a result of a frozen garden hose. If you leave your hose connected to your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can create a pressure build up in your home’s water lines and create a leak or a break. To avert this problem, make sure 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, ensure the pilot light is still lit. If everything looks right, call Stevenson Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to evaluate what’s going on. To avoid this issue altogether, be sure you are having your hot water heater serviced annually and it’s ideal if you service it well before winter begins. Call 614-334-3192 or schedule online to be sure you don’t get left without warm water this winter. 

Savings For You

See All Offers Here >
Offer

$50 OFF ANY REPAIR

  • Save $50 on a Paid Service
  • Written 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Plus, ask how to save an additional 15% and waive your trip charge!
print
Offer

FREE PLUMBING INSPECTION

  • Prevent costly damage from water leaks, drain clogs and tank damage
  • Written 100% Expert Service Guarantee
print

© 2024 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.