Burst pipes are common when the temperature drops. And when your pipes let loose, you can find yourself with a real mess on your hands. The longer you wait to call for help, the worse the damage is going to be. If you’ve had problems with frozen pipes in the past, then the danger of them bursting is high. Call Snappy Electric, Plumbing, Heating, & Air for an evaluation so you can avoid a catastrophe.
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Why Frozen Pipes Burst
When the temperature falls below zero, water freezes in your pipes if they’re not well-insulated. And while most people think it’s the freezing that causes the burst, that’s not true. What causes the pipe to burst is the pressure that builds up because of the freeze. Un-insulated pipes and pipes close to the outside of your house are the ones most vulnerable to freezing. If you have pipes that aren’t insulated, or that are located in a part of your home that doesn’t get a lot of heat, call a professional plumber to get them ready for winter.
Here’s What to Do If a Pipe Bursts in Your Home
Winter is a time for burst pipes, and it’s when most plumbers are over their heads in emergency calls to deal with them. If you’ve suffered a burst pipe, here’s how to deal with it.
- Shut off the water and electricity for safety
- Call an emergency plumber
- Drain the water from your faucets
- Remove water as quickly as possible to minimize water damage
You can be better prepared for this type of emergency if you know where your water main shutoff is and you have the number of a reliable 24-hour emergency plumber ready to go should the worst happen to you.
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Do You Need to Replace Your Main Water Line? These Signs Say YES!
Your main water line is responsible for delivering all the water into your home, and it’s vital to your family’s wellbeing. Most water lines were built to last for decades, but they do deteriorate eventually. Here are signs that your main water line is shot and in need of repair.
- Soggy Lawn Spots
- Reduced Water Pressure
- Discolored Water
- Sudden Spike In Water Bill Charges
If you notice any of these telltale signs of water line corrosion, call a water line repair company right away for a replacement before it gets worse.