As far as plumbing repair issues are concerned, few are as destructive as burst pipes. Not only do they cause damage to your home, but also they’ll require the repair or replacement of entire sections of your plumbing. So how do you avoid them and what do you do once they happen? At Premium Plumbing and Septic we have a solution for both. Our plumbers are available 24/7 for emergency services and can help limit any damage to your home. We also offer top quality plumbing maintenance to help lower the risk of bursts, to begin with.
Don’t miss an opportunity to prevent a burst pipe emergency. Call us now to find out about our water leak detection and sewer video inspection services!
What Causes Burst Pipes?
There are a few different reasons your pipes could burst. Understanding these causes can help you prevent them. They include:
- Old Pipes: Like any part of your home, your pipes deteriorate with age. Eventually, any small stress can cause an old pipe to break, especially if it was already brittle. If your home is over 20 years old and the pipes are original to the home, consider getting them inspected regularly.
- Freezing Temperatures: Villa Rica may not be the coldest place in the U.S. but it definitely drops during the winter. If your pipes are no insulated or are left with water running through them, could freeze when temperatures drop. Frozen pipe repair is a common call we get during the winter season.
- Tree Roots: There’s a reason people often plant trees far from their home - and it’s not just for shade. Tree roots grow deep and sturdy and often find their source of water in your pipes. Eventually, those roots can grow into your plumbing, leading to a break.
- Clogged Pipes: A clogged pipe won’t just stop the flow of water in your home, it can also create excess pressure in your plumbing. Eventually, with enough pressure build-up, your plumbing can give way.
How to Handle a Burst Pipe Emergency
A burst pipe can pour gallons of water into and around your home if not addressed quickly. The first thing you should always do is shut off the main water line. This will stop the flow of water into your home, preventing significant property damage. If you’re unsure where your water shutoff valve is, our plumbers may be able to help en-route to your home.
Once that’s done, it’s a good idea to try and dry up any excess water in your home. As soon as our plumbers arrive, we’ll make quick work finding the break, and getting you a repair solution that works the first time.
Premium Plumbing and Septic - Your Prevention Experts
The best way to deal with burst pipes is to prevent them completely. If it’s been some time since you last inspected your plumbing, give our staff a call. We offer video camera sewer inspections and leak detections to catch issues while they’re still small. Additionally, we can assist you with winterizing your plumbing, so you’re pipes are protected through all seasons.
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