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Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Winter always poses some problems for your pipes. Low temperatures lead to freezing which leads to bursting.

It’s generally a bad time for households that are not prepared for the chillier months. Winter plumbing problems are always preventable, so it’s important to know what to look out for. Here are 3 common winter plumbing problems to avoid this snow season.

Frozen Pipes

When the weather takes a turn and temperatures drop, the water in your pipes are in danger of freezing. The combination of low temperatures and high pressure add up to a frozen pipe, which blocks any more water flowing. The blockage causes pressure on the pipes and, if left untreated, will cause the pipe to burst.

Signs of a frozen water pipe is little or no water flowing when you turn on a tap. Try turning on more taps in the house to see if this effects a number of taps. If you believe a pipe is frozen, quickly turn off the main water supply to take the pressure off your pipes. Afterwards, call Eddie Plumbing Services for a free, no obligation, emergency call out.

Pipe Burst

This problem is usually a knock on effect from having a frozen water pipe. A burst water pipe can cause serious damage to your home, affecting everything from walls to furniture. One of the most common areas of our home to burst is your garden house. If one is left connected to your home in winter, the water still inside will freeze and build up pressure into your home.

It is important to ensure that you disconnect all outdoor pipes in the winter, and that they are drained prior to a freeze. It is also a good idea to install insulated faucet jackets to shield them against the winter temperature drops.

Failing Central Heating

This is one of the most common reasons that plumbers get called out, all year around. The simplest way to see if there is a problem is check your temperature gauge. If it is at a normal temperature and you are still shivering in the shower, then it is probably a good idea to call a plumber.

It is always best to have your boiler and central heating serviced before the winter months This will ensure that you won’t be left out in the cold when the weather takes a turn. If you are having problems warming up I your home, it is important to phone a specialist as soon as possible.

Winter is a time to cosy up in a warm home with your family. The trouble with winter is the fierce cold, which is usually kept out by central heating. Unfortunately, central heating can break leaving you shivering. There is also the problem of frozen water causing leaks in your home.

If you have been afflicted by any of the above winter plumbing problems, then you need to call a specialist fast. Eddie plumbing services offer a 24 hour, no obligation emergency service that will ensure your home is lovely and warm ASAP. For more information, please feel free to call us on 0800 955 6065 or get a quick quote.