Freezing temperatures can cause pipes to burst, leaving you with a long list of problems.
What causes burst pipes?
- Frozen water: This is one of the most common causes of a burst pipe. As water freezes, it expands and can cause the pipe to crack.
- Clogs: Clogs can also cause pipes to burst by increase pressure if your pipes. If the pressure is too much for it to bear, it will burst.
- Rust: Pipes are more prone to rust as they get older and become more likely to crack under pressure.
- Rodents and tree roots: A rodent can chew through certain types of pipes and tree roots can invade and grow inside pipes.
There are a few simple ways to avoid burst and frozen pipes:
- Ensure that your pipes are insulated before the winter arrives
- Ensure your heating systems are running smoothly and have them checked before the cold season begins
- Ensure air leaks around pipes are sealed
- Ensure that if there is clog in your pipes, it is removed as soon as possible as it can freeze just as easily as water
How do we fix a burst pipe?
If you have a burst pipe, make sure that you call a professional plumbing company right away. Burst pipes are a plumbing emergency, and they can result in serious damage.
- The first thing that we will do is inspect the pipe and assess the damage. This allows us to determine whether replacement or repair is the better option.
- If the damage is only minimal, we may only have to replace a small section of the pipe. If the pipe has been severely damaged, we will replace it.
- After we have finished repairing or replacing your pipes, we perform a number of tests to make sure that everything is running as it should.