This time of year arrives with so much excitement – precious trick-or-treaters, loved ones 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 medley of plumbing problems. Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning is here with a couple preventative measures to help you decrease your chance of experiencing these common winter plumbing problems.
Pipes freezing a common plumbing problem for Philadelphia. This typically occurs when high water pressure through the main water pipe merges with freezing temperatures. To help keep this plumbing problem from happening to you, leave a faucet a little open to make sure the water can continually flow through. If you do find a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply to prevent the pipe from breaking. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with heated water and if that doesn’t solve the problem, give Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to examine the problem.
Broken Water Line
A crack or break in your water line could cause significant damage to your home. Water line cracks or breaks are usually because of a frozen garden hose. If you forget to disconnect your hose from your water spout during extreme temperatures, the ice inside can force pressure to build up in your home’s water lines and result in a leak or a break. To avoid this issue, 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, ensure the pilot light is still lit. If these aren’t the cause of your hot water issues, call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning so we can send out an expert plumber to figure out what’s going on. To avert this trouble altogether, make sure you are scheduling yearly hot water heater maintenance and it’s ideal if you service it well before cooler temperatures arrive. Call 215-278-9690 to make sure you don’t get left without warm water this winter.