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5 Common Winter Plumbing Problems Solved by Our Glendale Plumber

February 14, 2016

During the winter months, your home needs a bit of extra TLC, especially when it comes to the plumbing system.

Common Winter Plumbing Problems Your Glendale Plumber Can Solve

  1. Frozen pipes. When temperatures drop, the water in your pipes can freeze. That’s super inconvenient, plus possibly damaging to your home, as we’ll see in the next bullet point. The best way to solve the problem of frozen pipes is to avoid them altogether. You can do this by having your plumber insulate the pipes. This keeps the warmth in and the cold out, effectively preventing the water inside the pipes from freezing.
  2. Burst pipes. Burst pipes are caused by the water in the pipes freezing and expanding. When the water melts again, it leaks into your home. Fortunately, your Glendale plumber can use sonar and other diagnostic tools to determine where the leak is and fix it as soon as possible. Of course, once the pipes are repaired, it’s important to insulate them so they don’t freeze again.
  3. Malfunctioning water heater. Being stuck without hot water when it’s cold out is uncomfortable, to put it mildly. Yet it can happen unexpectedly, especially if your water heater is old, or if you haven’t had it maintained properly. The best way to prevent this from happening is to have your Glendale plumber perform maintenance on your water heater twice a year. Of course, he can also fix any acute problems if they arise.
  4. Damaged sump pump. Winters can be wet. Rain, snow, melt water—all of this moisture can saturate the ground around your home. And if your sump pump isn’t working properly, you’ll have a flooded basement before you know it. To prevent this from happening, schedule sump pump maintenance at the same time as you have your water heater tuned up.
  5. Septic tank. Not everyone has a septic tank, but those who do know how important it is to have it emptied regularly. Unfortunately, it can happen that you forget about it…. and that can have some pretty unpleasant consequences during the winter when the ground can be frozen and the tank might not be accessible due to layers of snow and ice. You Glendale plumber can help prevent this by providing scheduled service that ensures your septic tank is emptied before the winter begins.

Call Anthony’s Plumbing for Winter Plumbing Issues

Remember: if you want a Glendale plumber you can rely on throughout the seasons, call Anthony’s Plumbing today!