How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much joy – adorable trick-or-treaters, loved ones congregated around Thanksgiving tables, and the delight of the holidays. But with the lovely comes the ugly. The winter weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole mess of plumbing problems. Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is here with some preventative measures to help you minimize your chance of encountering these common winter plumbing problems.


Frozen Pipes

Your pipes becoming frozen is a common plumbing problem for Winnipeg. This commonly 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 allow water to continually flow through. If you do realize you have a frozen pipe, disable the main water supply to prevent the pipe from breaking. Try defrosting the frozen area of the pipe with heated water and if that fails, give Winnipeg Supply a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to inspect the trouble.

Broken Water Line

A crack or break in your water line could cause major damage to your home. Water piping leaks or breaks are typically a result of a frozen garden hose. If you leave your hose connected to your water spout during extreme temperatures, the ice inside can create a pressure build up in your home’s water piping and result in a leak or a break. To prevent this situation, ensure your garden hoses are drained and disconnected before freezing temperatures set in.

Failing Hot Water Systems

If your hot water heater is not functioning as well as expected, verify that the temperature 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 Winnipeg Supply Service Experts so we can send out a qualified plumber to find out what’s going on. To avert this trouble 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 204-800-0613 to be sure you don’t get left in the cold this winter.

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