How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year comes with so much fun – cute trick-or-treaters, friends together around Thanksgiving dinners, and the magic of the holidays. But with the lovely comes the ugly. The cool weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Levy & Son Service Experts is here with a few preventative measures to help you lower your chance of facing these common winter plumbing problems.


Frozen Pipes

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for Dallas. This usually happens when high water pressure through the main water pipe encounters freezing temperatures. To help keep this plumbing problem from happening to you, leave a faucet slightly open to make sure the water can continuously flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply to prevent the pipe from rupturing. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with warm water and if that fails, give Levy & Son a call and we’ll send one of our professional plumbers out to examine the problem.

Broken Water Line

A leak or break in your water piping could cause significant damage to your home. Water piping cracks 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 cause pressure to build up in your home’s water lines and result in a leak or a break. To avert this situation, ensure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected before freezing temperatures set in.

Failing Hot Water Systems

If your hot water heater is not operating as well as expected, verify that the temperature is set high enough. If you own a gas water heater, confirm the pilot light is still lit. If these aren’t the cause of your hot water issues, call Levy & Son Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to figure out what’s going on. To avoid this trouble altogether, be sure you are having your hot water heater serviced annually and it’s best if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 469-250-0932 to ensure you don’t get left without warm water this winter.

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