- December 31, 2021
- Posted by: ProActive Sewer and Drain
- Category: Winter
Common winter plumbing problems
From preventing frozen pipes to understanding what causes indoor humidity and condensation, here are some useful tips on how you can deal with common winter plumbing issues.
The most common winter plumbing problems are caused by a combination of low temperatures and snow. These include:
- Frozen pipes.
- Burst water mains (also called “snowmelt”)
- Ice dams which can cause flooding in your home or business if not taken care off quickly enough before they form too much pressure on top them causing an obstruction somewhere underneath it all.
These obstructions may be just creek banks covered with new fallen layers each day until finally breaking through completely during its next rise high tide cycle when more moisture comes along from above accelerating any previous break down happening over time around repeated exposure now at accelerated rates.
The Importance of Winter Plumbing Maintenance
You may be wondering what’s so important about winter plumbing maintenance, but as a professional with years worth experience under his belt – we can’t stress enough how essential it is.
You take these three easy steps to avoid serious–and costly!–remember this tips:
- Frozen pipes and overflowing toilets can be caused by low water pressure during winter months which mean they may burst when disturbed or touched on accident.
- You might expect higher electric bills since heating systems need more energy usage than air conditioners do (and vice versa). To prevent these issues try unplugging electronics like refrigerators whenever leaving them plugged into an outlet so their motors don’t drain battery power throughout hours of non-use!
- Keep cabinet doors shut when not using them so they don’t freeze up tight – Connecting taps directly into manageable circuits rather than spreading water around will help cut down on wasted energy costs (but do note some experts recommend against doing either), as well as give faster response times if there’s an emergency!
- Performing preventative maintenance services such as checking for corrosion on heating and cooling pipes that may lead do damaged joints or valves when they freeze over due too cold weather conditions.