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Be On The Lookout For These Common Winter Plumbing Problems

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The holiday season is one of the best times of the year for seasonal celebrations and get-togethers with old friends. However, with an influx of social events comes an influx of plumbing use.

For this reason, winter is often a season of surprising plumbing problems. Here are just a few plumbing issues you should be on the lookout for to keep them from bringing you the winter blues.

Frozen pipes
During the winter season, Jack Frost will be nipping at more than just your nose. He'll also be visiting your pipes. Freezing temperatures and high water pressure can easily freeze and damage your pipes.

If you notice water flowing lighter than usual from your sink, your pipes may be frozen. Keep your pipes from freezing on especially cold nights by running your water at a light stream.

This helps to alleviate water pressure. However, if you suspect your pipes have already frozen, be sure to call your local plumbers to prevent further plumbing damage.

Failing water heaters
Water heater failure is another common winter plumbing problem. During the winter, your water heater is forced to work harder because the changing temperature makes the water coming into the water heater a lower temperature.

The colder the water, the harder the water heater needs to work in order to make it hot. And, because the water heater is used more often during the cold weather, your water heater will be working overtime. This can cause your water heater to fail.

To keep from needing water heater repair during the winter months, try to reduce how much hot water you're using. This will keep your water heater from overworking itself. However, in the event that your water heater has failed, contact local plumbers immediately to resolve the issue.

It's always a nasty surprise to have a plumbing problem during the holiday season. Fortunately, fixing these problems immediately can help save you and your family money in the long run. In fact, you can save up to 10% on your water bill this winter by fixing household water leaks.

If you're experiencing plumbing problems, don't let them ruin your holidays. Call Ace Plumbing today.