As a homeowner, winter weather presents several property maintenance issues to be concerned about. From your furnace to pipes, you want to make sure all your systems are in good working order to keep your family safe and warm, and avoid serious damages to your home and surrounding property. As colder temperatures move in, it is vital to be weary of frozen pipes and taking measures to avoid this situation.
At Powell’s Plumbing, we are proud to serve the Winchester area with professional and reliable plumbing services. Dealing with the aftermath of a frozen pipe can be costly and damaging. If you are worried that pipes in your home might be frozen, look out for these key signs and contact us right away if you notice them.
- Temperatures have dipped: Once the outside temperature falls to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, there is potential for pipes to freeze.
- Frost is present on pipes: If you look at the pipes under your kitchen or bathroom sink and see frost on the exterior pipe, chances are it is frozen.
- There is a lack of water pressure: When little or no water is coming through your faucet, this is a sign the pipe may be frozen.
- There are strange smells: If a pipe is blocked, odors have nowhere to go except back up. If you smell something strange coming from your pipes, it could be a sign that freezing has occurred.
Frozen pipes are not only inconvenient, but can cause serious damage to your home if they burst. If you are concerned that you have frozen pipes in your home, reach out to us at Powell’s Plumbing. We look forward to serving you and all your plumbing needs.