Spring Brings Its Own Form of Plumbing Problems, Says Crystal Lake Plumber
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL: Plumbers in Crystal Lake IL stay busy this time of year, trying to repair the damage done by freezing weather. One of the most common problems homeowners encounter are leaks in outdoor hose bibs. These will often have water in them when the winter freezes come. This water freezes, and can crack the washers in the faucet, causing a leak when the pipes thaw in the spring.
Another problem is with the pipes themselves. “Homeowners don’t always realize that when you leave a water hose hooked up to the outdoor faucet, it holds water, too. This will freeze and break up the water hose, and make water back up into the faucet,” says Paul, a plumber in Crystal Lake, IL. “The valve in the faucet can be damaged,” he continued, “causing water to run constantly when the thaws come. The faucet will need a new valve in it. Sometimes even the whole faucet needs to be replaced.”
Paul also said, “Plumbing Contractors in Crystal Lake get a lot of calls this time of year for leaks in the walls of their homes. This is often caused by outside hose bibs that have cracked near the opening.” He says the usual fix for this type of problem is to replace the entire bib where it is attached at the house. This eliminates the leak on the interior of the house. “The problem,” Paul explained, “is that the leak is in the bib, but the water runs back along the pipes, ruining the wall in the house.”
Crystal Lake Plumber is a plumbing contractor in Crystal Lake. They are currently offering a $35 discount on hose bib repair or replacement. In addition, Tom Paul offers a $100 discount on gas water heater replacement for 45 or 50 gallon water heaters. You can contact Crystal Lake Plumber Now.