Here in Colorado, winter weather can be brutal—especially when it comes to your plumbing. Cold weather can cause a number of preventable plumbing issues. To ensure your plumbing continues to work correctly, keeping you and your property safe, here are a few common winter weather plumbing problems to watch for.
1. Frozen Pipes
Both outdoor and indoor pipes can freeze in the winter, especially in instances of extreme cold. For outside pipes, make sure all hoses and accessories are disconnected well before cold sets in. Consider insulating indoor pipes or keep under-sink cabinet doors open to prevent freezing.
2. Water Line Leaks
Water line leaks are much more likely to happen in the winter because of the sudden temperature drops. These changes in temperature make the water line expand and contract, which can lead to it splitting under severe conditions. If your water line is leaking, a variety of other issues can arise quickly—staying on top of water line issues is a winter-time essential.
3. Broken Water Heaters
A cold shower caused by a broken water heater is one of the last things anyone wants in the middle of winter. Unfortunately, water heaters must work harder during the winter, and are sensitive to the other plumbing issues mentioned above. Overworked or outdated water heaters may quickly become unresponsive, so contact a plumber to assess the situation before your next cold shower.
Winter Plumbing Services You Can Trust
Here at Efficient Plumbing, we know just how important it is to keep your plumbing running smoothly in the winter. Whether you’re having issues with your water heater, or you think your pipes may be frozen, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team is dedicated to not only fixing plumbing problems but performing proactive maintenance to avoid issues in the future. For more information on winter plumbing services you can trust, contact us today.