6 Common Winter Plumbing Problems And How To Avoid Them

Winter is coming and you can expect some plumbing issues. However, don't fret, there are experts to help you solve them.

Tunbridge Wells, Kent - The winter season is upon us once more. Many of us have begun bundling up and turning up the temperature to keep us warm and comfortable. After getting warmed up, people go about their daily routine like usual, but most forget to think about their home’s plumbing system until it is too late.

A.E.B Heating & Plumbing Services, the professional plumbers Tunbridge Wells residents turn to often respond to emergency calls from clients during the cold winter months because of these common problems:

Grease-Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are a common plumbing problem all year round, but they become more cumbersome during the holidays. People are busy preparing delicious and delectable meals to celebrate the festive season, and they automatically throw away grease down the drain. The cold temperatures plus the excessive grease leads to a massive clog that can be difficult to fix.

Frozen Pipes

As the external temperature drops, the water inside the pipes can freeze which can result in bursting. You don’t need a professional to tell you that this is the beginnings of a disaster. To combat the freezing temperatures, simply wrap all exposed pipes with foam tubes. It is easy and also effective. However, when the pipes have frozen over, call your trusted plumbers Tunbridge Wells based professional at once!

Hot Water Fails

Water heaters work extra hard during the winter which makes them prone to malfunctioning when needed the most. To prevent water heater problems, never set the heat over 60 degrees Celsius.

Broken Water Heater

While you are lowering the water heater temperature, also inspect the heater for any signs of damage. It is best to detect any issues with the heater before winter arrives to ensure it is functioning throughout the winter months. The thought of a cold shower in freezing temperatures is just unbearable.

Leaving Outdoor Hoses Connected

No one in their right mind will water their plants and garden during the winter. Before the temperature drops, make sure that all of the outdoor hoses are disconnected as the water left inside will freeze the faucet, expand and eventually burst the hose and possibly the pipe as well.

Busted Septic Tanks

Septic tanks are buried underground. During the winter, the ground becomes hard and may even cause the tanks to leak or burst at the most inconvenient time. Make sure that the tanks are in excellent condition and get a local plumber to inspect it before winter arrives.

Tunbridge Wells Trusted Plumbers

At A.E.B Heating & Plumbing Services, professional strive to provide the highest standards of services to customers.

"We have used AEB as our plumbers for years and have always been satisfied with their work. They are knowledgeable about all types of services and plumbing installation. We will continue as loyal customers for years," says one of the clients from Paddock Wood, Kent.

For any and all plumbing concerns, call At A.E.B Heating & Plumbing Services at 01892 680 238 or 07970 621 654. The team will be happy to answer any questions and provide you with the assistance you need.