The onset of winter often heralds the occurrence of a variety of plumbing problems. The bursting of pipes, leaks, and frozen pipes are just a few of the many plumbing hazards associated with cold temperatures. The major cause of concern is the freezing of water in pipes that occurs due to low temperatures. Not to worry, there are some things you can do to minimise these seasonal misfortunes. If you are a homeowner, here are some plumbing maintenance tips to ensure your plumbing system remains in shape.