Having a burst pipe in your home is a high-anxiety, frightening type of experience where water may be pouring directly into your living space while you scramble around looking for a solution. One of the keys to surviving a burst pipe without too much water damage is to act quickly and get professional plumbing help into the house as soon as possible.
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Why a Pipe May Burst
Pipes burst for a handful of reasons, including normal aging that causes wear and tear, tree roots growing into the pipes and frozen pipes due to frigid winter temperatures. In the winter, if you’re concerned about frozen pipes being an issue you can wrap or insulate your pipes to keep them warmer and prevent freezing. When they freeze, the water inside also freezes and expands, causing the pipe to burst open. A good plumbing inspection will usually tell you if your pipes are weakened and at the point where they may burst. Modern plumbing techniques include video camera inspection which can get right into the pipes and detect these kinds of problems.
Steps to Minimize Damage
If you end up with a burst pipe, the most important thing to do is take fast action to get the situation under control. If you can get to the main shut off valve in your house, you should do it as soon as possible to stop the flow of water. Taking time to find a good plumber when things are calm inside the house will help you save time later when water damage is actively occurring.
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Will Maintenance Prevent Burst Pipes?
Overall plumbing system maintenance will allow you to keep a close eye on all your pipes and get the necessary repairs if the pipes are at the point where they may burst. Your plumber can let you know if the pipes are susceptible and if further action is required. It’s always best to prevent a plumbing emergency like burst pipes if possible, so if you think there’s a chance, then call for help.