How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much joy – cute trick-or-treaters, family congregated around Thanksgiving meals, and the enchantment of the holidays. But with the wonderful comes the terrible. The cold weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole world of plumbing problems. Jack Nelson Service Experts is here with a couple preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of facing these common winter plumbing problems.

Frozen Pipes

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for Tulsa. This typically occurs when high water pressure through the main water pipe unites with freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet a little open to make sure the water can continually flow through. If you do find a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to prevent the pipe from breaking. Try thawing the frozen area of the pipe with heated water and if that doesn’t solve the problem, give Jack Nelson Service Experts a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to inspect the issue.

Broken Water Line

An opening or break in your water pipe could cause significant damage to your home. Water pipe openings or breaks are typically because of a frozen garden hose. If you leave your hose connected to your water spout after a freeze, the ice inside can cause pressure to build up in your home’s water pipes and result in a leak or a break. To avert this problem, make sure 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, confirm the temperature is set high enough. If you own a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is still lit. If everything is set correctly and lit properly, call Jack Nelson Service Experts so we can send out an expert plumber to find out what’s going on. To avoid this issue altogether, ensure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s ideal if you service it well before cooler temperatures arrive. Call 918-212-8927 to be sure you don’t get left without warm water this winter.

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