Burst pipe repair is a common plumbing issue that plumbers encounter every day. If you suspect burst pipes, don't wait to contact a professional plumber! Our burst pipe repair service at Aspen Mountain Plumbing is available for homeowners in Rock Springs, WY, and the surrounding areas.
What causes water pipes to burst?
Water pipes burst for several reasons, including too much pressure, freezing when the water in the pipes expands, corrosion from chlorine or other chemicals and minerals in the soil, and in proper initial installation.
A burst pipe is usually caused by excess pressure in the piping system. Signs that you may have burst pipes include:
water coming out of joints and seams
leaking joints on appliances like disposals, sinks, and toilets
burst pipe smells(musty smell or sulfer smell in drains)
water pooling or puddles near the leaking area
cracked tile grout
discolored or bubbling ceiling paint
dark, damp patches on walls
water on flooring materials like wood, linoleum, and vinyl
Where do water pipes usually burst?
We all know of water pipes bursting when they're old or poorly insulated. Most often, you will find them in the basement of your home near the furnace, boiler, cooling system, and water heater. But there are other places where these pipes can break too. For instance, if you have an outdoor faucet for gardening, this is also prime territory for pipe damage due to freezing weather conditions. Even though it might not seem like common sense at first glance, any place with cold temperatures could be susceptible to frozen pipes! Especially with the hose that has been left on the outside faucet.
What does a burst water pipe sound like?
A burst water pipe sounds like a rushing sound almost like a stream or river, or can be like a car backfiring. Essentially, a burst water pipe can sound like a thunderstorm in your house. The noise is loud and scary, and the room gets very wet quickly. If you experience this, turn off the water and call a professional to find out where the burst occurs. These can be also located with special leak detection equipment if the pipe is under concrete.
How long does it take to fix a burst pipe?
Some burst pipes may take longer to repair than others, and it all depends on the cause of the burst pipe and if other plumbing issues are also causing problems. Aspen Mountain Plumbing always sends a certified plumbing technician to your home to identify the burst pipe and determine how to resolve it in a timely and affordable manner.
Tips to avoid burst pipes:
-If you've burst a pipe, turn off the water supply immediately. By turning off the main water, you are limiting the damage that burst pipes can do.
-Don't ignore burst pipes. If burst pipes go untreated, they worsen and could lead to growth and other problems.
- Use devices like pressure reducing valves, expansion tanks or smart valves to help regulate pressures or alert you of burst pipes.
If you're looking for burst pipe services in Rock Springs, WY, and the surrounding areas, call Aspen Mountain Plumbing. When you call Aspen Mountain Plumbing today, we'll send one of our experienced professionals out right away to take care of your needs. Aspen Mountain Plumbing offers quality plumbing services at competitive prices. Homeowners can schedule burst pipe repair service online or call us directly at (307) 922-4413.
If you experience any type of plumbing issue, whether a burst water pipe or a leaky faucet, you can count on Aspen Mountain Plumbing to get the job done.
We offer competitive prices for quality plumbing services with experienced professionals who specialize in burst pipe repair. Call Aspen Mountain Plumbing today if you're looking for burst pipe services in Rock Springs, WY, and the surrounding areas!
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