Water Line and Burst Pipe Repairs
Burst pipe emergencies happen for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they are preventable, but sometimes there is nothing we can do to stop them. Some of the most common causes of water line and burst pipe problems include:
Falling temperatures can cause the water in your pipes to freeze. Expanding ice creates immense pressure that eventually causes the pipe to burst.
Chemical Drain Cleaners
Using a chemical drain cleaner will prematurely wear out your pipes. These chemicals are highly corrosive, and can create weak spots in pipes that are prone to burst.
An unchecked clogged drain causes pressure to build inside the pipes. This pressure eventually becomes too much for the pipes to handle and a rupture occurs.
Preventing Water Line & Burst Pipe Emergencies
When it comes to water lines and burst pipes, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. Although Jim Ando Plumbing is always available for expert repair, it’s best to simply avoid the issue altogether. You can help prevent burst pipes in your home by:
- Insulating your pipes with foam insulation to protect them from the cold.
- Never use chemical drain cleaners in your plumbing system.
- Deal with clogged toilets and drains right away to prevent pressure from building up.
- Seal any cracks in your home that may cause cold air to get to the pipes.