How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year comes with so much excitement – cute trick-or-treaters, friends together around Thanksgiving tables, and the magic of the holidays. But with the lovely comes the ugly. The cool weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. Donelson Air Service Experts is here with some preventative measures to help you decrease your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Nashville. This usually happens when high water pressure through the main water pipe unites with freezing temperatures. To help keep this plumbing problem from happening to you, leave a faucet somewhat open to let water constantly flow through. If you do realize you have a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to keep the pipe from rupturing. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with warm water and if that doesn’t solve the problem, give Donelson Air Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to examine the issue.

Broken Water Line

A crack or break in your water line could cause serious damage to your home. Water pipe leaks or breaks are typically because of a frozen garden hose. If you keep your hose connected to your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can force pressure to build up in your home’s water piping and cause a leak or a break. To avoid this situation, 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 operating as well as expected, confirm the temperature is set high enough. If you use a gas water heater, be sure the pilot light is still lit. If everything is set correctly and lit properly, call Donelson Air Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to find out what’s going on. To avoid this problem 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 615-953-9885 to be sure you don’t get left in the cold this winter.

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