This time of year brings so much fun – adorable trick-or-treaters, friends gathered around Thanksgiving tables, and the magic of the holidays. But with the wonderful comes the terrible. The winter weather and extreme temperatures can cause a whole mess of plumbing problems. Golden Seal Service Experts is here with some preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.
Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Saint Charles. This commonly occurs when high water pressure from the main water pipe combines with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet slightly open to allow water to continuously flow through. If you do find a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply to prevent the pipe from bursting. Try defrosting the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that fails, give Golden Seal Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our professional plumbers out to look at the issue.
Broken Water Line
A leak or break in your water line could cause serious damage to your home. Water line leaks or breaks are typically because of a frozen garden hose. If you forget to disconnect your hose from your water spout following a freeze, the ice inside can cause pressure to build up in your home’s water pipes and cause a leak or a break. To avoid this issue, make sure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected before freezing temperatures set in.
Failing Hot Water Systems
If your hot water heater is not working as well as expected, confirm the temperature is set high enough. If you use a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is still lit. If these aren’t the cause of your hot water issues, call Golden Seal Service Experts so we can send out an expert plumber to find out what’s going on. To avoid this issue altogether, make sure you are scheduling yearly hot water heater maintenance and it’s ideal if you service it well before winter begins. Call 630-246-2698 or schedule online to make sure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.
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