3 of the Most Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Have you noticed that it’s starting to get a little more chilly outside? That’s right, fall is already upon us, and soon, winter will be making its way into the door! While winter is the biggest season for spending time with family and friends and exchanging holiday cheer, it’s also a season synonymous with certain plumbing and heating issues in Warminster, PA.


As more and more residents use more hot water and spend more time indoors, we at Joseph’s Affordable Plumbing find that these months are particularly busy due to three big reasons.


  • Frozen pipes. What do you get when you combine freezing temperatures with high-pressure water flow? The answer is one of the most common winter plumbing problems: frozen pipes! Frozen pipes are a common issue during the winter, and cause a hassle for plenty of residents in the Tri-State area. If you notice that your showers and faucets suddenly have a lighter water flow, be sure to call a plumber from our company in Montgomery County, PA as soon as possible.


  • Clogged drains from food buildup. When the holiday season rolls around, it’s time to share a meal with family and friends. These great times can quickly wreak havoc on your plumbing if not taken care of properly. Homeowners pouring grease, leftover food scraps and even trash down their drains are common causes for clogged drains. This holiday season, be sure to keep your scraps in the garbage and dispose of grease and oil properly.


  • Water heater failure. The water that flows into your water heater starts out at about a similar temperature to the outside. During late fall and winter, this means that water coming into the heater can be freezing cold, causing the heater to shift into overdrive to compensate. This can cause breakdowns, which you’ll immediately notice when you step into the shower!


If you experience any one of these common winter plumbing problems, give Joseph’s Affordable Plumbing a call at 215-310-5945 for fast emergency service!