We’re available 24/7 to repair burst pipes. Call us at (585) 500-4357 if you have a plumbing emergency.
CLUES YOU NEED PIPE REPAIR
If there’s one positive thing about burst pipes, it’s that they’re easy to detect.
A lot of water is usually unleashed, which means you should be on the lookout for:
- Damp areas on walls, ceilings and floors
- Signs of moisture where there should be none
- Decrease in water pressure when using taps
- Standing water around your home
- Sounds of water dripping or rushing in between walls
The longer a burst pipe goes undetected, the more water damage may be caused, which will become more expensive to repair. It’s a good idea to call for a plumber immediately to inspect your pipes if you notice any of the above signs.
CAUSES OF BURST PIPES
- Pressure buildup or damage to your water pipes that leads to bursts can be caused by a number of things.
Some of the most common causes of burst pipes include:
- Clogs: When we flush debris like food particles, cooking oil, and hair down the drain, very often they accumulate in our pipes. Any clogs that develop make it more difficult for water to flow and build up pressure that can raise the chances of a burst pipe.
- Extreme weather conditions: Changes in weather – such as sudden temperature changes, wind gusts, and heavy precipitation – can cause pipes to contract and expand. This can add a huge strain to the pipes, and if conditions change too quickly they may end up bursting.
- Tree roots: Plant roots are always seeking out new sources of water. This search might cause a tree’s roots to tear apart a nearby water pipe.
- Accidental damage: Human error can sometimes cause pipes to burst. If there’s a landscaping or home renovation project going on and the underground plumbing hasn’t been properly mapped, one could easily strike a pipe and cause it to spray massive amounts of water.