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How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

This time of year brings so much excitement – precious trick-or-treaters, family together around Thanksgiving dinners, and the delight of the holidays. But with the lovely comes the ugly. The cold weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Stevenson Service Experts is here with a few preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems. 

Frozen Pipes 

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for Columbus. This typically occurs when high water pressure in the main water pipe merges with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet a little open to allow water to continuously flow through. If you do find a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to prevent the pipe from rupturing. Try thawing the frozen area of the pipe with heated water and if that doesn’t work, give Stevenson Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our professional plumbers out to inspect the issue. 

Broken Water Line 

A crack or break in your water line could cause serious damage to your home. Water pipe openings or breaks are commonly a result of a frozen garden hose. If you forget to disconnect your hose from your water spout after a freeze, the ice inside can force pressure to build up in your home’s water piping and result in a leak or a break. To avoid this situation, 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 have a gas water heater, confirm the pilot light is still lit. If everything looks right, call Stevenson Service Experts so we can send out an expert plumber to find out what’s going on. To avert this trouble altogether, be sure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s ideal if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 614-334-3192 or schedule online to make sure you don’t get left in the cold this winter. 

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