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Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Winter in Sydney can cause unexpected plumbing issues such as burst pipes, defective hot water systems, and blocked drains in both residential and commercial premises. Without proper attention, these issues can lead to significant damage and costly repairs.

Preventing Winter Plumbing Problems

Preventative measures need to be taken to avoid costly repairs and headaches during Sydney’s cold months. Thoroughly inspecting your property can help, but it’s often best to consult a licensed plumber. 

Our Sydney emergency plumbers have over ten years of experience helping property owners prepare their plumbing systems for winter. We’re ready to assist with any plumbing problem you may encounter.

Common Winter Plumbing Problems in Sydney

Low temperatures can cause drains to be blocked and pipes to expand and burst in some cases. Here’s a look at common plumbing issues:

  • Frozen and Burst Pipes: External pipes are particularly susceptible to freezing, which may result in burst pipes. Sometimes, insulating these pipes is a good idea to prevent broken or burst pipes during winter.
  • Low Water Pressure: Aging, blocked, or leaking pipes often cause low water pressure. A licensed plumber can diagnose and repair these issues.
  • Defective Water Heaters: Hot water systems often break down in winter due to leaks, malfunctioning thermostats, or ageing units. Regular checks are important during winter.
  • Water and Sewer Backups: Blocked drains could happen in winter, often due to heavy rainfall. Regular inspections can prevent more serious blocked drains.

To keep your plumbing system in top condition, follow some of these maintenance tips:

  • Drain the Hot Water Unit: Do this at least once a year to prevent debris and sediment buildup, more often in areas with hard water.
  • Regular check-ups on the hot water unit, drains, toilets, and sewer system around the house.
  • Disconnect, drain, and store hoses indoor to prevent freezing and expansion, which can damage connected taps and pipes potentially.

Find a Local Plumber in Winter

Work with a licensed plumber in Sydney to ensure your plumbing system is ready for winter. At Purified Plumbing, we offer a comprehensive list of plumbing services, from inspecting hot water systems to checking for damaged pipes and blocked drains. Contact us to be winter ready.