Atlanta Burst Pipe Repair Services
Do you require urgent repair for a burst pipe? We can help. Call Plumb Works Inc at 404-524-1825 for fast, reliable Atlanta, GA burst pipe repair services. Don’t forget to check out our selection of coupons and online offers here.
A burst pipe can be a major headache for homeowners if not repaired right away. Water damage, backed up systems and possible electrical issues are just a few problems that may occur. If you have a burst pipe, turn off your water supply at the stopcock and move furniture and other valuables away from the water.
Since 1989, Plumb Works Inc has been helping customers in and around Atlanta, GA with a full range of plumbing services. Our family-owned business with fully licensed technicians is on hand should you require emergency repair services outside of regular business hours. Our honest, upfront flat rates and professionalism keep customers happy. Read a few customer testimonials here.
What Causes Burst Pipes?
Many factors can cause a pipe to burst including:
Tree root penetration is one of the leading causes of burst and damaged underground pipes. With regular use, pipes become warmer than the surrounding soil which causes condensation droplets to form. A tree root naturally is drawn to sources of water and eventually grows and applies enough pressure to break a pipe, usually at the joints.
Freeze and thaw
Over the winter, constant freeze and thaw cycles create expansion and contraction of the pipe. This weakens the pipe over the years and eventually it may burst.
Over the years, the land beneath a house settles and shifts which can crush pipes. Sometimes nearby rattling and vibrations from a construction site may be enough to break an already weakened pipe.
In older plumbing systems, the pipes are often made of galvanized steel or lead. These types of pipes are especially prone to corrosion which weakens the structural integrity of the pipe.
Prevention is the Best Cure
So how exactly do you prevent a pipe from bursting in the first place? While there is no one guaranteed method, there are a few things you can do to be proactive and prolong the life of your pipes:
- Insulate pipes and cold water tank to protect from freezing.
- Know where your main stopcock is and how to operate it. This is often under the kitchen sink.
- Ensure you have someone regularly check on your home if you’re away for a few days, especially in the winter. Many people come back from vacation only to find extensive water damage from a burst pipe.
- Repair all leaks and drips immediately.
- If you ever encounter a burst pipe, ensure you ventilate your home to prevent mold or mildew growth.
You can count on Plumb Works Inc to repair your burst pipes quickly and effectively. Call us anytime (even after business hours) at 404-524-1825.