Your water pipe has burst causing gallons of water to gush out. This can be a stressful situation for anyone to have to deal with. How do you deal with this? In this article we will look at possible causes for water pipe bursts, what damage it does, how to temporarily stop any water gushing out while waiting for the plumber and how to prevent this from happening again.
There are many reasons for why a pipe might experience enough stress and pressure that it causes a burst, however we will have a look at three main reasons:
If you experience a burst water pipe, it is important to know the exact cause in order to prevent the problem from occurring again. A professional, licensed plumber from Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric can inspect your plumbing, check your water pressure reading and make any necessary adjustments to your plumbing.
A single burst pipe can release 4-8 gallons of water per minute. This can be detrimental to your home or business if left unattended. One of the biggest concerns of fixing burst pipes is the plumber cost that comes along with it. Fixing a burst pipe can seem daunting, however, if left unattended, the burst pipe can cause catastrophic results.
The most obvious one would be damage to your floor and furniture. If you have laminated flooring, it will start to lift. Any material that absorbs water, such as wood, could start to rot if left to sit in the water for a long time. This is why it is important to attend to the burst pipe as soon as possible.
A burst pipe might not always be as dramatic as you might expect. Sometimes it manifests in leaks coming through the ceiling or walls, strange noises from the pipes or electrical disturbances. If you notice any of these there are a few easy steps you can follow to prevent more damage being done until one of our experienced plumbers get there.
It is important for you to contact a licensed plumber to check for rust, corrosion, leaks and worn out pipes on a regular basis in order to avoid having a burst pipe again.
Pipes in our homes can often be forgotten about because we do not see them, however they will make themselves known if they are not maintained. In order to avoid experiencing the stress of a burst pipe contact Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric – we provide an all-inclusive range of plumbing services, catering for your every plumbing needs.
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