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The Most Common Plumbing Problems in the Winter

When your plumbing has trouble in the winter, rely on us at Valley City Mechanical to get things fixed for you fast. We’ll get to your house, find the problem, and implement the best possible solution right away. Contact us right away with any plumbing problems you might have this winter.

No Hot Water

If it seems like your water heater always breaks in the winter, you’re not alone. There are a few reasons why this happens.

  • People use more hot water when it’s cold outside, so the water heater is doing more work than in warmer months.
  • It’s harder to keep hot water hot when the air around the water heater is colder, so it’s working harder to achieve the same results.
  • Water has to travel through cold pipes in the winter, which can make it seem like the water heater isn’t working as effectively.

Frozen Pipes

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If you end up with water standing in pipes that are exposed to below-freezing temperatures for a period of time, you may end up with frozen pipes. Preven this plumbing complication by turning off the water to your home if you think this may be happening. You can usually find your main valve shutoff in your basement or your utility closet. If you think that water has already frozen in your pipes, call for plumbing repair right away.

Water Line Break

One difficult complication of frozen pipes is a water line break. After all, water expands when it freezes. If the pipe is full and the water freezes, it won’t have anywhere to go and you can end up with a burst pipe. We can fix your pipe and even install pressure release valves in your water lines. These help ensure that these types of blockages and pipe breakages don’t occur anymore.

Clogged Drains

We get a lot of calls about clogged drains in the winter because people cook more and because they have more guests and therefore more people using their plumbing. As soon as you notice a clog, give us a call. That way, it is less likely to become a major disturbance to your holiday season. We’ll unclog your toilet, get that muck out of your garbage disposal, and get everything flowing again so you can have a wonderful season with your family and friends.

Call us at Valley City Mechanical for all of your cold-weather plumbing needs!

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