How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much joy – cute trick-or-treaters, family together around Thanksgiving dinners, and the enchantment of the holidays. But with the good comes the bad. The winter weather and freezing temperatures can cause a whole mess of plumbing problems. Stark Services is here with a few preventative measures to help you decrease your chance of facing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Haltom City. This commonly happens when high water pressure in the main water pipe unites with freezing temperatures. To help keep this from occurring in your home, leave a faucet slightly open to allow water to constantly flow through. If you do realize you have 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 solve the problem, give Stark Services a call and we’ll send one of our professional plumbers out to look at the issue.

Broken Water Line

A crack or break in your water piping could cause major damage to your home. Water piping cracks or breaks are typically caused by a frozen garden hose. If you keep your hose connected to 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 working as well as expected, check the temperature and make sure it is set high enough. If you use a gas water heater, be sure the pilot light is still lit. If these aren’t the cause of your hot water issues, call Stark Services so we can send out a professional plumber to evaluate what’s going on. To avert this issue altogether, ensure you are having your hot water heater serviced annually and it’s ideal if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 817-668-6689 to make sure you don’t get left in the cold this winter.

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