Durham Frozen & Burst Pipe Repair
Burst or frozen pipes represent everything from a threat to property damage to a serious inconvenience. Total Plumbing understands the urgency of the moment, and that’s why we offer emergency service. We offer payment plans for those who may find themselves dealing with this problem.
The Prevention & Repair of Burst & Frozen Pipes
The most common cause of burst pipes are temperatures below freezing, combined with prolonged exposure to cold weather. This causes the water inside the pipes to expand and put pressure on them, eventually leading the pipes to crack or break apart altogether.
The best way to prevent frozen pipes is to insulate them with a pipe sleeve, foam insulation, or rubber heat tape.
If there are plans to be away from home during cold weather, it's important to shut off the water supply through the main valve and drain out remaining water in the piping systems. Taking these simple precautions can go a long way in preventing costly repairs down the line.
When a property owner suspects that their pipes are frozen, they should turn off the water immediately. Attempting to thaw the pipe can be dangerous, so please call our office to get professional, emergency service.
Older homes, especially those with galvanized steel or polybutylene plumbing systems, can be more prone to burst or frozen pipes. The reason is that these materials can become brittle over time.
Burst pipes can be very dangerous. They can cause flooding and water damage to the property, which can lead to mold growth. Mold is destructive to both physical property and personal health.
A burst pipe can also affect the electrical wiring in a home, leading to short circuits and even fires. If any chemicals or raw sewage get into the plumbing system due to a water leak, it could lead to serious health issues.
Further dangers of burst pipes include the possibility of a decrease in water pressure over time. Low water pressure makes it harder for fixtures and appliances, from toilets to dishwashers, to function properly.
Fast & Reliable Emergency Service
Our Durham burst and frozen pipe repair team will act swiftly to get your system back up and working and to secure your property against long-term damage.
Call us right away at (919) 642-1047 for the plumbing help you need.
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