This time of year brings so much fun – adorable trick-or-treaters, loved ones gathered around Thanksgiving tables, and the magic of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The cool weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. Roland J. Down Service Experts is here with a couple preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.
Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Albany. This usually occurs when high water pressure from the main water pipe combines with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet somewhat open to allow water to constantly flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply to prevent the pipe from bursting. Try thawing the frozen area of the pipe with hot water and if that doesn’t solve the problem, give Roland J. Down Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to inspect the trouble.
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 force pressure to build up in your home’s water lines and create a leak or a break. To avert this situation, make sure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected prior to freezing temperatures.
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 Roland J. Down Service Experts so we can send out an expert plumber to evaluate what’s going on. To avert this issue altogether, make sure you are having your hot water heater serviced annually and it’s ideal if you service it well before winter begins. Call 518-417-2938 or schedule online to make sure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.
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