Common Winter Plumbing Problems

With winter weather upon us, it’s important to remember that our plumbing systems are affected by cold temperatures just as much as we are. Find out which winter plumbing problems are common throughout Texas households and how you can evade messy plumbing disasters this season.

Clogged Drains

This is a year-round problem that becomes more prevalent in the winter due to the holiday season. Those who like to host holiday parties in their homes are more than likely cooking more than usual. If you’re in a rush to have everything prepared on time, you’re susceptible to disposing food inappropriately. A little grease down the drain here and some pasta down the garbage disposal there can clog your drain. Make sure you take the time to eliminate food waste the right way.  Otherwise, you might be enjoying a Brown Friday instead of Black Friday!

Water Heater Failure

There’s nothing worse than turning your faucet knob to hot, only to have endless cold water come out instead. This could be an indicator that your water heater is failing, meaning it’s time to call an experienced Radiant plumber for professional repairs.  

Frozen Pipes

Though freezing temperatures and snow are rare occurrences, our emergency plumbers do receive calls for the occasional frozen pipe. Our mild winter temperatures don’t require indoor or outdoor pipes to be heavily insulated, which makes them more prone to freezing on the odd frosty day. With weather more unpredictable than ever, you never know when a cold front is going to hit. Make sure your pipes can withstand the cold by sealing drafts, letting the faucets drip, and wrapping your pipes in heating tape. 

Our emergency service team is always ready to help remedy any winter plumbing issues or perform furnace repairs in Austin, TX, and the surrounding area. Give us a call today at (512) 263-9988 to schedule an appointment. 

Radiant's 2022 Best of Austin title