Watch Out for These Common Winter Plumbing Problems

The colder months are here, bringing with them some wintertime problems that pop up around your home. A plumber will tell you that each season brings about its own challenges. Today, Doan Sun Plumbing wants to help you be on the watch during this time of the year. Here are a few common winter plumbing problems you should be on the lookout for:

  1. Running out of hot water – Winter can be hard on your water heater. In fact, many people report hot water heater failures this time of year. Avoid this unfortunate circumstance. Call a plumber to check up on and service your heater sooner rather than later.
  2. Clogged drains and pipes – Clogs often occur during the holidays. More cooking and heavier foods can lead to grease clogs. With this in mind, we recommend that you take great care when putting anything down your drains. We don’t just mean your kitchen sink, but your bathroom toilet and sink, too. If you suspect you’ve got a clog, don’t wait to reach out to a plumber. Clogs are bad enough on their own, but they can lead to other (and even worse) issues.
  3. Septic tank headaches – Septic tank problems can develop if clogs aren’t tended to. Sadly, many unlucky homeowners may experience troubles with their septic tank in the winter. Don’t let that happen to you! Regularly pump out and service your septic tank to avoid a messy and costly problem this winter.
  4. Water line and pipe problems– Finally, there are the problems that come about when the water in your plumbing system freezes. Frozen water can cause numerous issues, mainly pipe leaks and bursts. A broken water line due to frozen water is a big problem. Make sure you properly insulate your pipes and call a plumber if you need help.

Don’t hesitate to contact a plumber if you need help with any of these issues this winter. The plumbers at Doan Sun Plumbing can help you!

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