How to Prevent Common Winter Plumbing Problems

November 11, 2016

This time of year brings so much joy – adorable trick-or-treaters, friends congregated around Thanksgiving tables, and the magic of the holidays. But with the lovely comes the ugly. The cold weather and bitter temperatures can cause a whole mess of plumbing problems. Komfort Air Service Experts is here with a couple preventative measures to help you decrease your chance of experiencing these common winter plumbing problems.


Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common plumbing problem for Charlotte. This typically takes place when high water pressure through the main water pipe encounters freezing temperatures. To help avoid this plumbing problem, leave a faucet somewhat open to allow water to continuously flow through. If you do discover a frozen pipe, shut off the main water supply to stop the pipe from bursting. Try thawing the frozen area of the pipe with warm water and if that fails, give Komfort Air a call and we’ll send one of our expert plumbers out to examine the trouble.

Broken Water Line

An opening or break in your water pipe could cause significant damage to your home. Water line leaks or breaks are commonly because of a frozen garden hose. If you keep 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 create a leak or a break. To avert this problem, confirm 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, confirm the temperature is set high enough. If you own a gas water heater, ensure the pilot light is still lit. If everything looks right, call Komfort Air Service Experts so we can send out a professional plumber to figure out what’s going on. To prevent this trouble altogether, make sure you are getting your annual hot water heater maintenance and it’s ideal if you service it well before cold temperatures set in. Call 704-705-8135 to be sure you don’t get left with cold water this winter.