How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year comes with so much excitement – precious trick-or-treaters, family congregated around Thanksgiving meals, and the delight of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The winter weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole medley of plumbing problems. Falso Service Experts is here with a few preventative measures to help you lower your chance of experiencing these common winter plumbing problems.


Frozen Pipes

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for East Syracuse. This usually occurs when high water pressure through the main water pipe merges with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet somewhat open to allow water to continually flow through. If you do discover 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 solve the problem, give Falso a call and we’ll send one of our qualified plumbers out to look at the problem.

Broken Water Line

An opening or break in your water line could cause major damage to your home. Water piping cracks or breaks are typically caused by a frozen garden hose. If you forget to disconnect your hose from your water spout during extreme temperatures, the ice inside can create a pressure build up in your home’s water lines and create a leak or a break. To avoid this problem, confirm 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, check the temperature and make sure it is set high enough. If you own a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is still lit. If everything looks right, call Falso Service Experts so we can send out a qualified 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 ideal if you service it well before winter begins. Call 315-313-6531 to ensure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.

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