Pipes are the most crucial components of a home’s plumbing. They’re responsible for bringing water to every tap and fixture, in every basement and on every floor, and we count on them to perform this task every day. If there are any obstructions, water pressure may build up and a pipe may burst. If the weather gets too cold, the water could freeze inside. Both of these scenarios could cause considerable and costly damage.
Good thing the technicians at RupCoe’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offer burst pipe repair and frozen pipe repair services to homes across the South Plainfield, NJ area. Homeowners can rely on our team of experts to crew to locate and patch up any affected pipes to avoid further damage and restore the flow of water in your plumbing system.
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Clues You Need Burst Pipe Repair
If a pipe bursts in your plumbing it can quickly cause widespread damage to your home. On the bright side, they usually leave behind clues and are easy to detect. Homeowners should keep an eye out for the following signs of a burst pipe in their home:
- Mildew, mold and other signs of increased moisture
- Damp spots on ceilings, floors and walls
- Sound of rushing water between walls or under floors
- Low water pressure when using plumbing components
- Standing water present around the property
Call a professional plumber right away if you notice any of these symptoms. Waiting too long to fix a burst pipe could lead to widespread water damage that would be extremely costly to fix.
The Causes of Burst Pipes
There are quite a few things that could cause a pipe to burst. Here are some common causes of burst pipes:
Sudden changes in the weather may result in temperatures fluctuating rapidly. This causes pipes contract and expand and become more vulnerable to bursting.
It’s common in every household for debris to accumulate in drains and develop clogs. These blockages can increase water pressure and the chances of a pipe bursting.
If you’re planning on conducting any landscaping or home renovation projects, be sure to map out any hidden or underground plumbing. It’s all too easy to accidentally strike and rupture one.
Tree roots are always searching for sources of water, and can easily tear through underground pipes to get it. If you get new trees, plant them away from underground plumbing.
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