Unlike slow leaks, burst pipes create significant damage in a short amount of time. This can result in water pooling on the floor or dripping from the ceiling. Let your Wilmington Plumbing Pros team handle this problem with our guaranteed repair process. We are your local Wilmington Plumbing Pros burst pipe repair experts, providing 24-hour emergency services to return your property to normal again. Click here to read our customer reviews.
What causes burst pipes?
Freezing weather is a common factor in burst pipes. When water inside the pipe freezes, it expands. This puts pressure on the pipe and causes it to burst.
Pipes are also more vulnerable to bursting when they weaken with age. When pipes outside the home burst, it may be due to the ground settling or tree roots growing inside.
What can professionals do to repair the problem?
Before we arrive for repairs, we recommend that you turn off your home’s main water supply; this will help stop water from gushing through the pipes and creating a flooding problem. To do this, locate the water shutoff valve and turn it clockwise to turn it off. This valve can often be found near your water meter.
Once we arrive at your property, we will pinpoint the affected area of piping and repair it using the most effective method.
Depending on the size and location of the burst pipe, a sealant may be applied, a section of the pipe may be replaced, or a liner may be installed inside the pipe. We will provide you with detailed information on which options are more cost-effective for you.
How can you avoid this problem?
Below are easy preventative measures you can take to reduce risk of burst pipes:
Insulate any exposed pipes
Leave a trickle of water dripping from your faucets during freezing weather
Avoid planting trees or large bushes near any underground pipes
If you have been told that your pipes are deteriorating and need to be replaced, we will provide options for repiping. In some cases, it will be more cost-effective to replace older pipes instead of repairing already weakened materials.
Reach out to your team at Wilmington Plumbing Pros for fast repairs. Call us today at (910) 218-1770
and we will make sure your burst pipe problem does not lead to further water loss or property damage.