Common Winter Plumbing Problems & How to Avoid Them

Did you know that some plumbing problems are way more common in the winter than at other times of the year? There are a number of reasons why this is true. The important thing is that, as a homeowner, you know what to look for and how to address any problems that might come up. 

Additionally, with this massive winter storm coming in January 2024, it’s critical that you understand the potential issues that could happen to your plumbing during a sudden, deep freeze. If you do experience difficulties with your Dallas plumbing this winter, call us at Cody & Sons Plumbing, Heating & Air to take care of things fast!

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Frozen Pipes in Dallas

When temperatures drop, the water in your pipes can freeze and then burst. This usually happens with pipes that are run along outside walls or ones running through uninsulated areas, like attics, basements, or garages. When water freezes, it expands. If it creates too much pressure, it can crack the pipe. Then, when things thaw out, you have a watery mess to clean up and need plumbing repair in Dallas.

Avoid this by wrapping problematic pipes with insulation before cold weather hits and keeping your heater set to at least 50 degrees – even when you go out of town! Read more about how to prevent frozen pipes before they happen. If you have a frozen pipe and/or a pipe burst, call our plumbing company in Dallas for fast and effective services.

Dallas Water Line Breaks

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Sometimes, pipes freeze even when you do your very best to keep them thawed. This can cause anything from a tiny leak to a huge one with water spraying everywhere. As soon as you notice a leak, it’s time to turn off your water, then call to get it fixed. After all, cleaning up from water damage can be difficult and expensive. And, if it’s cold the last thing you need is water flowing into your home.

Cody & Sons’ plumbers are experts in Dallas water line services, so no matter what you need, we’ll be here to help.

Disappearing Hot Water

When your hot water has to travel through cold pipes to get to wherever you’re using it, it can seem like your water heater isn’t working. Turn up the temperature on your Dallas water heater or let the hot water run for a couple of minutes before you try to use it.

If you have a lot of people visiting over the holidays, you may need to schedule hot water usage so that your water heater has time to produce plenty of hot water for everyone. That way no one is left taking a cold shower!

Now, if your water heater fails during frigid weather, call Cody & Sons for water heater repair in Dallas to ensure you can have warm water throughout the cold weather.

Clogged Drains

With all of the parties and family visits that happen over the holidays that are now being followed up by extended time home during all this snow, it’s no surprise that drains tend to clog up. Make sure that any long-term guests know the specifics of using your plumbing so that this doesn’t happen. Remind them, for instance, not to flush feminine products or to put their coffee grounds in the trash can and not down the garbage disposal.

If you do get a clogged drain, don’t panic. Call us at Cody & Sons and we’ll send someone out for your Dallas drain cleaning. Before you know it, the clog will be gone and you’ll be back to your celebration.

Get Dallas Plumbing Help Fast

No matter what goes wrong with your Dallas plumbing this winter, rely on our skilled plumbing company in Dallas to make the necessary repairs as soon as possible. We provide emergency plumbing services 24/7 to get your home running normally again fast. Stop feeling anxious and get our team working for you ASAP!

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