This time of year brings so much fun – adorable trick-or-treaters, family 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 medley of plumbing problems. Strand Brothers Service Experts is here with a few preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.
Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Austin. This usually happens when high water pressure from the main water pipe combines with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet a little open to allow water to constantly flow through. If you do find a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply to prevent the pipe from bursting. Try warming the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that doesn’t work, give Strand Brothers Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to examine the problem.
Broken Water Line
A leak or break in your water line could cause serious damage to your home. Water line leaks 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 create a pressure build up in your home’s water piping and cause a leak or a break. To avert this situation, confirm 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, 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 these aren’t the cause of your hot water issues, call Strand Brothers Service Experts so we can send out an expert plumber to find out what’s going on. To avert this issue altogether, ensure you are having your hot water heater serviced annually and it’s best if you service it well before winter begins. Call 512-592-3072 or schedule online to ensure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.
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